Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 10/15/11
Almost no one who follows the NBA closely expected the association to play a full season this year. But many of us hoped (however irrationally) that players and owners would emerge from last weekend’s meetings ready to end the lockout and begin the 2011–12 season on time. They didn’t. Instead, commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the season, saying that the two sides remained far apart on “virtually all issues.” Next week, players and owners will meet with a federal mediator in hopes of making some progress. We don’t know how long this lockout will last. It could end next week (probably not) or in 2014. While we wait, we can look back on other labor disputes that have disrupted and/or had a major impact on professional sports. Here are the 10 most significant, counting down from 10 to 1. 10. 1992 NHL players strike If you're going to put Jaromir Jagr's bushy mullet on a trading card, you're going to have to pay for it. The National Hockey League Players’ As...
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