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NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Hunter On Lockout: ‘Their Plan All Along’

National Basketball Players Association Director Billy Hunter has said repeatedly that the NBA’s intention was always to cancel 2011-12 regular-season games.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

NFL popularity is as high as ever. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NBA Is No NFL

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.

670 The Score–09/14/2011

NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

NBA Labor: Talks Fail To Bring Progress

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.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

National Basketball Player's Association President Derek Fisher addresses the media about the Labor Relation Meetings. (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Full Committees Back As NBA owners, Players Meet

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.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen watch a game between the Bulls and Bobcats last February. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NBA Fines Jordan For Comments About Labor Process

Michael Jordan has been fined by the NBA for making comments about the league’s ongoing collective bargaining process.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Derrick Rose and LeBron James

Muller: Enough With The Labor Issue, I Want Bulls Basketball

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.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, second from right, talk to reporters after taking part in talks between representatives of the basketball league's owners and players. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

NBA Owners, Union Talk, To Meet Again Thursday

NBA owners and players have met for about 5 1/2 hours and plan to resume negotiations Thursday.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, second from right, talk to reporters after taking part in talks between representatives of the basketball league's owners and players. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

NBA Lockout: Players, Owners Meet In New York

There’s still time for a deal to keep the entire NBA season intact, though it’s running out.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

David Stern

NBA, Players To Talk Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the plans say the lead negotiators for the NBA owners and players will meet Wednesday for just the second time since the lockout began. Commissioner David […]

08/30/2011

LeBron James

LeBron ‘Optimisitic’ 2011-12 Season Will Be Saved

LeBron James stood before 360 third-graders on Monday, telling them their futures are bright. Plenty of ominous signs notwithstanding, he believes the same is true for the NBA.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

David Stern

NBA Takes Legal Action Against Locked-Out Players

The NBA has filed an unfair labor practice charge and a federal lawsuit against the NBA Players Association, accusing the players of failing to bargain “in good faith”.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

David Stern

NBA Players’ Association Files Unfair Labor Charge Against League

The NFL is already in the midst of labor negotiations that forced a work stoppage and could potentially threaten the season. On Tuesday, the NBA players’ association made a move to help prevent some of that from happening in their league.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011