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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 28, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:36 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

The NBA still exists? I thought it folded in the late 90's....



Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:35 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

     "Why? It's enjoyment. I feel no sympathy either but I still will support them...my team is my team and I'll watch them forever"

Wow I never knew that sheep were active fans of basketball.

And that is why the NBA still exists, because Darth Stern has fans out there that post one sentence like that, despite being s*** on by a bunch of bafoons who truly live in another world. 



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:24 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

This site says it has been the 159th day of the lockout and another site i just read said its on day 149 of the lockout who is right?



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:22 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

you just new the players would give in , most have spent most of there money


I remember when English speaking people could speak English.   Oi vey.



Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:12 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

you just new the players would give in , most have spent most of there money 



Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:09 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Nobody Cares! 

I'd have liked to see more college sports but now it's back to the rappers and gangbangers.

I'd rather watch paint dry...




Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:07 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

This makes me laugh.  So if you have been following it like me very close, because I have a good friend who plays for the PHX Suns.  Nothing changed from when the union dismantled to yesterday at 1257 am.  The same proposal was on the board and this time the players said they would take it.  Come on really.  I feel it hurt the NBA and the players worse dismantling of the union and showing thei a--.  I think this could have ended 2 months ago if the lawyers would have told the players you will lose out in the long run, like they did yesterday.  Lets play ball and stop acting like babies (owners and players).



Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:04 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

 Let's watch the Heat fail again, shall we?



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:03 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

 "The NBA product has declined so much over the past couple of decades the game is nothing more than a joke these days."

AMEN.  

I'm a white guy and take offense to read that I'm a racist because I don't like black guys making millions. I truly wish every black person would make as much or more than the average person. Why I take the time to "troll" and complain here? Because I like to bet on sports and NBA BBall is so far from a fair sport that it I'd rather bet on and watch Championship Cribbage. Because this joke negotiation of a lockout is a GREAT time to express that the NBA is going down the road to unwatchability, favoriteplayercoddolation and fixedation

Proudly posting WHO CARES!!!!!!





Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:57 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Bummer. Now it will just tie up TV time that could have been used for other sports that people care about. Does anyone miss the fouling, the misguided showboating, the lack of passing, the lack of defense and the complete disregard for traveling? (Do they even have a rule against traveling anymore?) This sport has gone in the toilet in the last decade. Too bad it's coming back.


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