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Last Chance For NBA Labor Talks

It is now two years since labor negotiations first began between NBA  union leaders and league officials, and time is running out with this year’s 82-game regular season of basketball on the line.  A meeting today in New York is expected to be one of the last opportunities for a deal to be made between the two parties.  “I’m focused on let’s get the two committees in and see whether they can either have a season or not have a season,” said NBA commissioner David Stern. The NBA lockout has been in position for 92 days, with owners claiming to have lost more than $300 million last season.  Owners are demanding shorter contracts, reduced maximum salaries and raises, and a more restrictive system for dividing revenues.  Players earned 57 percent of … Read entire article »

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NBA Training Camps Postponed And 43 Preseason Games Canceled

The National Basketball Association announced on Friday that training camps have been postponed indefinitely, and 43 preseason games have been canceled. Training camps were expected to begin on 3 October, with preseason games scheduled for 9-15 October, but a statement by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said “We have regretfully reached the point on the calendar where we are not able to open training camps on time and need to cancel the first week of preseason games. We will make further decisions as warranted.” This was not unexpected, since the last meeting between the owners and the players ended on Thursday without a collective bargaining agreement, cba. However, both sides are hopeful that the regular season can be played in its entirety. The season is scheduled to begin 1 November. The players were locked … Read entire article »

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