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NBA and Players Union Could Possibly Meet This Week

The NBA and NBPA met in a New York City hotel on Thursday for nearly five-hours hours. Despite gathering for three consecutive days, the sides could not agree on a new CBA. In the press conferences after the meeting, Union President Derek Fisher accused Adam Silver of lying, and union Chief Billy Hunter informed the reporters that the league said it will not schedule future meetings unless the players agree ...

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David Stern Hoping to Bring Fans Full 82-Game season

NBA Commissioner David Stern eliminated the first 100 games of the season a few weeks ago, but according to sources, Stern is not willing to let a full 82-game season go away. Those  close to the labor talks said that the players union believe Stern promised the league's T.V. partners an 82-game 2011-12 campaign. The union made claims that Stern assured ESPN and TNT that there will still be a full NBA seaso ...

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NBA and Players Union Struggle With BRI; Lockout Continues

Despite three consecutive days of labor meetings, the league and players union failed to agree on a framework for the new CBA. The sides met for nearly 30 hours in the past three days, but the gathering today broke off after the parties could not agree on the basketball related income split. Although the owners told the media that the union came off its 53% of BRI and went down to 52.5%, Billy Hunter offere ...

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Owners, Union Meet Again; Schedule Another Meeting Thursday

The league and players union began another labor meeting with federal mediator George Cohen at 10:00 a.m. and concluded at 6:30 p.m.  The sides met for 16 hours yesterday, and today's session proved that the parties are ready and determined to sign a new CBA. Today's gathering had to be cut short due to a Board of Governors meetings, but the league and players union have decided to make their way back to th ...

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Knicks Ronny Turiaf Joins French Club

New York Knicks forward Ronny Turiaf will join French basketball team, Asvel, during this NBA lockout. Turiaf told the club's website that he plans to join the team on Thursday and will practice with his teammates on the weekend. Ronny Turiaf injured his left hand during summer international play, but now that he is fully healed, Asvel hopes the energetic big man can help its team this season. San Antonio S ...

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Charles Oakley Criticizes Current Knicks Team

Former New York Knicks big man Charles Oakley had some unkind words for these current Knicks. Oakley spoke to the media during the unveiling of his clothing collection and touched on topics ranging from the toughness of Amar'e Stoudemire to Mike D'Antoni's sub-par defense. "Amar’e’s good, he’s good in his way,” Oakley said. “He’s a West Coast player trying to translate to the East Coast. And the longer he p ...

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U.S Mayors Send Letter to Commissioner and Union Chief

14 US city mayors worked together to send a letter to NBA Commissioner David Stern and union Chief Billy Hunter. The politicians urged the sides to solve their issues and put an end to the lockout. WishTV8.com in Indianapolis received a copy of the letter: "The mayors are worried about what a canceled season might do to their local economies. And the first name on the letter is Indianapolis Mayor Greg Balla ...

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David Stern Has Feeling No Games Will be Played on Christmas

NBA Commissioner David Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season on Monday, and in his latest media interview, he gave fans more to worry about. In Stern's eyes, if no progress is made by Tuesday he believes games will not be played on Christmas. "Right now, Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday, just before my owners come into town, having brought in the labor relations committee and Billy (Hunter) hav ...

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Carmelo Anthony Thinks He Made Right Decision With Trade

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was one of the many NBA players who left small market teams to join ones in larger cities, and unsurprisingly  he was lambasted by the media. However, Anthony has defended his move to the Knicks and talked about the topic with Newsday. Newsday:  "I think I did the right thing," Anthony told reporters Wednesday while promoting the release of his new Jordan Brand sneake ...

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Carmelo Anthony Thinks Knicks Will Improve on Defense

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is known sometimes for his sub-par defense, and many have criticized him for this lack of effort on that side of the court. The Knicks, however, are not without blame. Both Anthony and the Knicks are not stellar when it comes to defense and they can greatly improve on that aspect of their game. Carmelo Anthony with Sports Illustrated: "As a team, we’re on our way. You ...

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