NBA owners apparently weren’t bluffing when they said they wanted competitive balance just as much as a chance to profit.
National Basketball Players Association Director Billy Hunter has said repeatedly that the NBA’s intention was always to cancel 2011-12 regular-season games.
Facing a Monday deadline to reach a deal or have regular-season games canceled, NBA owners and players have resumed talks toward ending the lockout.
Derek Fisher emerged from a meeting with NBA officials and, as he as all summer, reported no breakthrough on a new labor deal.
Dear David Stern, Billy Hunter, various grim-faced lawyers, union representatives, hired-gun economists, and rank-and-file ballers: don’t take this season from Derrick Rose.
A person with knowledge of the plans says staffs from the NBA and players’ association will meet Wednesday, without top negotiators from either side.
The NFL has turned us all into crackheads. We have to have it, and can’t live without it. When we get it, we binge on it until it’s gone, and then we start looking for it again.
The start of the NBA season was thrown into doubt Tuesday after players and owners made no progress at a key labor meeting, with no further talks scheduled.
NBA owners and players are meeting again Tuesday, this time with their full bargaining committees as the negotiations to end the league’s lockout reach an important stage.
Is anyone else sick of lockouts? It was bad enough that sports fans had to deal with the NFL lockout for what seemed like an eternity, and now, the NBA lockout has just passed the two month mark.
NBA owners and players have met for about 5 1/2 hours and plan to resume negotiations Thursday.
Union chief Billy Hunter said Thursday afternoon that owners had locked out the players after failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement.
Dressed in matching T-shirts urging solidarity, NBA players are meeting with owners with less than a week left before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement.
The NBA has to be taking notes while watching the NFL’s labor negotiations. The NFL is less than a month from expiration of their CBA and shows no signs of reaching a deal before then, but the NBA is being more proactive.