NBA Lockout

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side. “We want to play basketball,” Commissioner David Stern said. Come Christmas Day, they should be. The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season […]

NEW YORK  — Talks aimed at ending the NBA lockout have resumed, two people with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday, with a quick settlement necessary to start the season by Christmas. The discussions began quietly Tuesday and are expected to continue through the Thanksgiving holiday, the people told The Associated Press on the condition […]

Yahoo Sports is reporting that the NBA is canceling games through December 15h on the heels of the players union rejecting the owners latest proposal. Commissioner David Stern said that more cancellations are possible, but if the league were to strike a deal, they could launch a season in 30 days. See Also: Black Travel: Visit […]

NEW YORK — NBA players rejected the league’s latest offer Monday and began disbanding the union, likely jeopardizing the season. “We’re prepared to file this antitrust action against the NBA,” union executive director Billy Hunter said. “That’s the best situation where players can get their due process.” He said players were not prepared to accept the […]

Former NBA all-star Stephon Marbury took to Twitter Tuesday to blast Michael Jordan over the NBA lockout negotiations. Marbury, who has been out of the NBA for two years and now plays in China, publicly predicted earlier in the year that the players would cave. But he was surprised to see a former player like […]

NEW YORK (AP) — No KD vs. Kobe, no championship banner in Dallas. The original start date to the NBA season arrived Tuesday with progress still stalled in the negotiations to end the lockout. No further talks have been scheduled, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Players and owners made progress […]

NEW YORK  — The NBA will play a shortened season — if it plays at all — after labor negotiations broke down for the second time in a week. NBA Commissioner David Stern canceled all November games on Friday, the 120th day of the lockout. “It’s not practical, possible or prudent to have a full […]

The New York Daily News is reporting that the NBA has canceled another 2 weeks of its season on the heels of more failed negotiations between the players union and the owners. Also read: When I Studied Abroad: Morocco Also read: Best Places to Travel Alone: Australia Also read: Travel Deal of the Week: San […]

NEW YORK — Three days and 30 hours’ worth of talks couldn’t produce a new labor deal, so NBA owners and players walked away without knowing when they will meet again. That’s happened a few times during the lockout, but this one felt different. There was a nasty tone, including accusations of lying, and an […]

I watched curiously as Bryant Gumbel, host of “Real Sports,” referred to NBA Commissioner David Stern as a “modern day overseer.” The comments rocked the world, probably more so than anything Gumbel has ever said in the past. Based on Gumbel’s remarks over the years, I quietly suspect that beneath the polished, articulate demeanor lies […]

With 2 weeks of the NBA season already cancelled, many columnists and sports commentators have launched their verbal assaults towards the players, owners, and both parties in some instances at the same time. The latest, respected commentator to throw in his 2 cents in Bryant Gumbel, who recently called NBA Commissioner David Stern a “plantation […]

NEW YORK — NBA players and owners spent a marathon 16 hours meeting with a federal mediator and planned to return early Wednesday to continue the talks.