Originally posted on NBC Bay Area  |  Last updated 10/11/11
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The first two weeks of the NBA season have been canceled after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced. Top negotiators for both sides met for more than seven hours Monday, returning to bargaining about 14 hours after ending talks Sunday night. Stern said both sides are "very far apart on virtually all issues...We just have a gulf that separates us.'' The cancelation is a major economic blow to the country's 29 NBA arenas and its workers are bracing for a huge loss of revenue. Between 400 and 600 ticket-takers, ushers and custodians, and 700 food service workers would be impacted. Back in the Bay Area it is also a huge blow to a young and developing team like the Golden State Warriors who need all the practice time they can get. Star point guard Stephan Curry was not shy to display his displeasure with the news. “I‘m kind of shocked,” Curry told Yahoo Sports Mark Spears. “We’ve been on the right track, a...
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