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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: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:51 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

The hell with the NBA. College basketball is better anyway. 



Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:36 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'



Enough is enough! I've had it with this mother------- lockout on these mother------- players!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:31 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

I'll be watching on the 25 right along with most here. 


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Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:28 pm
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Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:15 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Any fool who reaches into their wallet to pay for game tickets perpetuates this disgrace of a league. When you walk down the street proudly displaying your new, overpriced, game jersey or hat you prove how clueless and how sheep-like you really are. Of course the league AND the players will be pulling tootsie pops out of their respective arses in the first few weeks to pacify all the labotimized SUCKERS out there. I was a huge fan at one time but now I wouldn't watch this trash even if THEY paid ME!!

Enough is enough........I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!!     



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:57 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

agree the league is so down on talent. I can't stand most of the players today. they are the most self-center people in sports.



Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:56 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

 Their sooooo thoughtful thinking of us Fans Money mouth.... ARRRRRRR I MEAN Those lifesyles just couldnt wait anymore,,,, That's Why !!!!


  BIG DEAL .... I'm Never going to a Game again .... 

 



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:54 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

so true, Attendence is down is most of markets rather watch hockey



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:47 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

agree. I totally quit caring on July 8, 2010. NBA has the most self-centered players in the world. It not basketball. want to watch the way it suppose to play watch college basketball. the league is crap



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:44 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

couldn't have said it better.  Well I could have if I was to swear at them.


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