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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. 
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WVBeachBum
Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 9:22 pm
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Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2011 9:10 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

NEVER AGAIN...unless the hometown team makes the playoffs...but I won't pay for anything NBA related--games, jerseys,photos,etc...=No Basketball Again...  ever again



Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2011 8:23 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

call me in april when the season starts...last year i was stupid enough to go to a knick game, sat so far away from the court, players looked like ant....always love throw 100 dollars away...never again NBA!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:54 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Any Ticket Discounts for the Fans ????? How about Beer, Hot Dog, Peanuts, Turkey wings, and Coke, Any lowering of prices in this Sick economy ?  Maybe those OVERPRICED jerseys may go down and we dont look so Stupid in buying them .... Hey I bet all the Pimps and Tramps are happy, The boys are coming waste money in yo hood & go go club. What model citzens they are.



Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:31 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

In the same way that they did it in 1998 when all those players used to play (Hakeem, Magic....)



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:05 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Have to agree. Who cares.



Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:03 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Who the hell cares.  The only good thing that comes of this is that they won't be doing a fund raiser benefit game for Obama like they were planning.  I won't attend another game...DONE.



Since: Dec 19, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:55 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

really? Christmas??? Like they are giving us a present.... SUCK IT NBA!!! i will never watch another game ever...I always would watch and I am a NETS fan.....



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:53 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

And by the way College Basketball is way better!



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:52 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

I will never watch another NBA game again! I hope they really screwed up their league this time and go bankrupt!   Greedy ass bitches! The real working class people bust their asses working 9-5 even longer most times and can hardly afford tickets to take their kid to a game!! Hey NBA star take your $$$$ and shove it up your assssssssssssses!


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