Found October 28, 2011 on
Well, the good news didn’t last for long. Just a day after things were looking up in terms of the NBA lockout, things took a turn for the worse. The NBA owners and NBA players couldn’t agree on a BRI split and also disagreed on system issues. The result? No more talks scheduled and commissioner David Stern canceling more games.
In other words, this was the worst case scenario.
The NBA owners are demanding a 50/50 split. The NBA players say they’ll go no lower than a 52/48 split. The players also don’t like some of the restrictions the owners are trying to put on contracts and luxury tax terms.
The exact number of games David Stern has canceled hasn’t yet been made public. But earlier this month, he threatened to cancel all games through Christmas. We’ll see if that’s what he does as a Halloween present to the basketball loving world.
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National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern answers questions from the media regarding failed contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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1.) Portland Trailblazers
David Stern, October 27, 2011 (referring to what happened after he went home with the flu last week):
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NBA Commissioner David Stern has canceled all NBA games through Nov. 30.
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“We can’t say that major progress was made in any way,” said Derek Fisher, the president of the players union, “but some progress was made on system issues.”
Hey, we’ll take it...
NBA Commissioner David Stern says it would be a failure if deal isn't reached soon
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“It’s moved to a very good place,” one source briefed on Thursday’s 7½-hour bargaining session told Yahoo! Sports. “There’s a strong expectation [within the negotiations] that hands will shake...
Could the NBA lockout be coming to an end? At the very least, the two sides are much more cordial with each other right now. The last two bargaining sessions have ended with some optimism. Tonight, the optimism was at its highest level to date.
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Wow. That’s huge progress … relatively speaking...