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NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:00 am
Edited on: November 26, 2011 3:12 am
 
Posted by Ben Gollivernba-lockout

Representatives of the NBA and its players met for more than 15 hours on Friday in New York City to reopen face-to-face labor negotiations after the National Basketball Players Association disbanded to file file an antitrust lawsuit against the league last week. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that a "tentative agreement reached, according to one of the negotiators." 

Talks began at noon Friday and ran past 3 a.m. Saturday morning. 

The two sides are reportedly aiming to hammer out an agreement that would allow the NBPA to salvage a 66-game regular season that would begin on Christmas Day. It is assumed that the NBA needs a roughly 1-month lead time to get a new season up and running, and Friday was exactly one month prior to Christmas.

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported that, in addition to former NBPA executive director Billy Hunter, former NBPA president Derek Fisher and former NBPA board member Maurice Evans, the players were led into the negotiations by attorney Ron Klempner and economist Kevin Murphy. The league was represented by NBA commissioner David Stern, deputy commissioner Adam Silver, San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt and NBA general counsel Rick Buchanan. NBPA attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who recently said that Stern treated NBA players "like plantation workers," was not present, although Yahoo reported he did participate via conference call.  

The two sides reportedly exchanged "back-channel" communication on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first time since Nov. 10, when the NBA made its latest formal proposal to the players, which was rejected, as the players opted to file suit instead. 

Saturday is the 159th day of the ongoing NBA lockout.

This post will update with more information. 
Comments

Since: Jul 27, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:23 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

The one thing I learned from this..........I HATE THE NBA more than ever.Fans should boycott, but that will be hard to do out in LA when Hollywood is looking to promote themselves via the Lakers.



Since: Nov 23, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:47 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Facts are, no one really cares. Is it the coaches fault, players fault or Commissioners Office fault. Personally I think you are all driven by nothing but greed, could care less about your fans and the "small" people working at each arena to make ends meat. As an actuall fan of the NBA, I would have to say that with each passing day I think a lot less about it. I would just tell them, pack your bags, grab a translator and have a good time playing in Turkey. The players are ruining it by not realizeing that, though it isn't what you all want, it's still a good deal. And the Owners have brought all ths on themselves for allowing the salaries to reach this high. Unlike what Kevin Durant said, "people pay to see one player", I actually paid to watch a team playball. Surely didn't go to see the bench warmer who I can't even pronounce his name and watch him avg 1pt .3 RB .2 ST per game really earning the 7 million he is earning.

Just like the players with FB accounts, all they use them for is to hock another pair of overpriced ugly shoes to people who can't afford it.




Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:44 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Booooooooooooo!!!! Who cares, boycott the NBA. Bunch of brats and the product is the worst of the four sports.  I'd watch NHL before an NBA game.



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:27 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

"it's not about the money"  ??????????????????????????????



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:27 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

"it's not about the money"  ??????????????????????????????



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:23 am
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Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:58 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Looks like the sales of Cadillac Escalades are about to see a huge spike in numbers!  



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:51 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Going to be interesting to hear what the mid-market teams settled with



Since: Sep 10, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:49 am
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Lakers suck! There old and got beat down last year just ask the Mavs! Who handed the Lakers there old ass last season!


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