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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 3, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:30 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Sad truth is neither side really loses. All you NBA fans/sheep better understand who gets to make up the revenue shortfall....YOU! Your bee, soft drinks, tickets, parking just went up and you will gladly bend over for the spoiled thugs of the NBA. Enjoy the 5 Steps in the lane (traveling) along with the watred down defense to go with all those tattoos and inflated prices. Thank God for the NFL!



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:28 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Who cares.  When more poeple watch a NBA Finals just so they can root against someone, you know your league has serious issues.



Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:20 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

And watching a hockey game for 3 hours to see 2 goals scored is a blast!!



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:07 pm
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Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:30 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Back in the day of Bird, Magic,Hakeem .. those were the glory years. These days it has changed. I cant stand most of the players these days, most think their above the law. its just about the money and their image.... I just cant stand to watch this crap . I dont see how the NBA can recover from this nor do i want them to!



Since: Oct 22, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:15 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Love Hoops...can't wait!   stop with all the haters out there.....if you find hockey or baseball more entertaining you have lost your mind!  I'll take watching Blake Griffin over that shit anyday!



Since: Sep 24, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:02 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Never
Be on my TV
Again

Unless there is another bench clearing brawl that cascades into the arena, that was fun.  Watching all those kids faces wonder why their heroes are punching the fans, awesome.  Go away NBA and don't come back.




Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:00 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Too bad. I hate basketball!!!! Boring until the last 2 minutes of a game.
If you hate basketball so much then why even read a Basketball article, when I read about the agreement at 2 am I wonder how many people be upset at it. 



Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 2:47 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Yeah right. If you don't care why you are reading this article.


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