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NBA Labor Update: Talks Unsuccessful, Start of Regular Season in Jeopardy

The NBA and players union had a crucial labor meeting today in New York, with the start of the regular season in jeopardy. The sides understood the importance of Tuesday's talks, but economic issues prevented a new CBA. The union would not make its BRI split under 50%, with its lowest offer stopping at 53%. According to the union, the last formal proposal by the owners offered the players only 47% of the BR ...

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Crucial NBA Labor Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday

The NBA and players union held a five hour labor meeting today, and although there was minimal progress, the sides have "set the table" for a crucial session on Tuesday. Tomorrow's meeting in New York City could determine if Knicks fans get to see 82 games of the team or a mere 50. Today's session featured smaller groups, but we will see larger committees like the ones on Friday for Tuesday's session. KBerg ...

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NBA and Players Union Meet in New York City for Seven Hours, Little Progress

The NBA and players union had a 7.5 hour labor meeting today in New York, their longest session since the lockout began back on July 1st. Although the sides were together for a long period of time, they did not make  major progress and more work needs to be done if they would like to sign a new CBA. Union executive Roger Mason had this to say to his followers on Twitter: "Finished another long day of meetin ...

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Dwyane Wade: Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony Need More Help

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade knows a thing or two about creating super teams. The Knicks have been attempting to build one of their own, and after signing Amar'e Stoudemire last off-season and trading for Carmelo Anthony during the middle of the season, the Knicks have certainly begun building a championship foundation. Wade, however, thinks the Knicks are still one piece away from becoming a legitimate con ...

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Labor Meeting Concludes in New York; Another Set for Tomorrow

The NBA and players union met for over four hours today in New York City, for what many people called a 'crucial' session. The sides have not signed a new CBA, but they have decided to meet again tomorrow at 10 A.M. EST. Union President Derek Fisher did not have much to say as to what transpired during the talks, but commentated on future sessions. @KBergCBS "Fisher: "We did not come out of here with a deal ...

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Jeff Van Gundy Fears Loss of Interest if Lockout Continues

Former New York Knicks head coach Jeff Van Gundy fears there will be a loss of interest in the NBA if the lockout continues. The NBA had a very successful 2010-2011 season, and Van Gundy believes fan will not return if games are lost. Slam Magazine: "We don’t know. But neither do the people that are covering the lockout, or participating in the lockout,’ he replied. ‘No one knows. If history is the best pre ...

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NBA and Players Union Conduct Meeting; Schedule More for Weekend

The NBA and players union had their second consecutive labor meeting today in New York City. Although there was no major progress, gatherings have been planned for the weekend. These next several days have been called 'crucial' if the league wants to begin the season on time. The next meeting on Friday will be a larger group with NBA stars and approximately 15 owners expected to attend. Ken Berger from CBS ...

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Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire to Participate in South Beach Exhibition

The Miami Heat's Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are putting together their own exhibition basketball game in South Beach. The game is schedule for Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. ET on the campus of Florida International University The Big Three has invited 20 NBA players, and two of them include New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire. Other notables names are Kevin Durant, Russell We ...

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NBA and Players Union Conduct Successful Labor Meeting

The NBA and players union had a brief two-hour labor meeting today in New York City, and agreed to end the session to talk among themselves. Although previous gatherings lasted for nearly six hours, today's session was much shorter but the sides seemed to have made major progress. David Aldridge Twitter: "Stern: no one walked out. Possible mtgs on Fri if there is progress Wed . Both sides need to discuss "c ...

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NBPA President Derek Fisher Urges Player Unity During Lockout

The most popular player during the NBA lockout has been Los Angeles Lakers veteran guard Derek Fisher. Fisher also serves as the head of the players' association, and has been working with Billy Hunter, David Stern and the rest of the league executives on finding a new collective bargaining agreement that could end the current financial stalemate. Fisher, who wrote one letter to the players earlier this sum ...

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