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The owners are showing no urgency to resume negotiations and are waiting on Billy Hunter to call David Stern.

Lockout Settled When Players Lean On Their Leadership?

Billy Hunter is now legal counsel to the players, rather than the union chief.

Billy Hunter: ‘Maybe We Can Start Our Own League’

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni Billy Hunter (Executive Director of the NBA Players’ Trade Association, or something to that effect) and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith spoke at a panel yesterday, and the author Touré captured some of the key talking points, and posted them on his Twitter page last night. The big take-away was renewed talk of NBA players possibly starting their...

Daily Dribbles: 11-17-11

By Payton Wales Good afternoon, Dribblers. I promised you I would talk about what decertification means for the owners and players, so I will do my best. By the way, today's Dribbles are brought to you by Matt & Kim - "Cutdown" via Spotify. There are two main points I touched on Monday. First, what does the decertification do for the players. Second, why is...

Greg Anthony Says Players Are More Prepared For Lockout This Time

Greg Anthony was the Vice President of the Players Association during the last time David Stern and his NBA locked out the players. It was the 1998-99 season, and that nuclear winter extended all the way up until January 20th.  A 50-game schedule was constructed and played out as a result, the All Star Game canceled, and Shawn Kemp came back to the Association way fatter than anybody...

Half of NBA Owners Willing to Miss Season

ESPNThe NBA held a 20-minute conference call Thursday to update its owners on the state of the labor situation, according to an ownership source. Commissioner David Stern spoke to the 29 owners (the NBA still owns the New Orleans Hornets) on what the source described as "an update call." The owners' strategy going forward was not discussed and no further meetings...

Magic Wands: Lockout Day 140 (vs. Celtics)

Orlando, Fla. (5-2) vs. (6-2)   Time/TV: 8 p.m./Who am I kidding?Line: What Line?Tickets: Good luck with that...Season Series: None Video Vault: 1) Ex-NHL veteran Dave Andreychuck has a pretty stern warning for the NBA players who think they can outlast the owners in this labor impasse, as he tells Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel. 2) Dre of Wages of Wins concludes...

Owner Conference Call Scheduled For Thursday

David Stern has scheduled a Thursday conference call with his owners to discuss the next steps in the NBA lockout.

Welcome to the Nuclear Winter

Contract talks have broken down, the NBA players’ union has dissolved, and David Stern is in the process of building an underground bunker to survive the nuclear winter. Things are definitely not looking good if you’re the type of fan who actually likes to watch NBA basketball games. Instead, players’ attorneys filed two lawsuits against the league on Wednesday, one in California...

2011 NBA Blogger Previews

Yes, the timing of this is a little peculiar. Just days after NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that we are in the nuclear winter of the lockout with the Union choosing to file a Disclaimer of Interest, we’re going to post links to a bunch of NBA team previews. The timing may be strange, but the fact that these previews all went off without a hitch is a testament to the NBA...

NBA owners reportedly will meet Thursday; and a meeting prediction

The circus returns to town — I mean, NBA owners reportedly will meet Thursday to discuss their next move in the NBA lockout.For several reasons, it won’t be easy to get the owners to move quickly toward re-engaging the new leadership of the players. Many owners believed Stern had gone too far with the league’s final proposal to the union and were privately wishing for the...

First Cup: Friday

Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "Spurs owner Peter Holt has been walking a tightrope as the primary NBA owner in the labor negotiations because of his role as the chairman of the league’s labor relations committee. That role has led many to believe he would be David Stern’s biggest ally once a collective bargaining deal is taken to the other owners. And it...

Lockout Strategy Not Discussed During NBA Owners’ Conference Call

The NBA had its conference call with the team owners yesterday, but interestingly, they didn’t discuss the players’ legal move against them. ESPN reports: “The NBA held a 20-minute conference call Thursday to update its owners on the state of the labor situation, according to an ownership source. Commissioner David Stern spoke to the 29 owners (the NBA still owns the New Orleans...

Ian Thomsen: A camera, a chair and David Stern could save the NBA season

If there is any hope to save the 2011-12 NBA season, Ian Thomsen believes that David Stern must show his humility to usher in a new era of respect between owners and players.
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