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Billy Hunter, Executive Director of the NBPA arrives at Omni Hotel for negotiations for the collective bargaining agreement between player representatives and owners June 30, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

NBA Officially Closes Up Shop, Lockout Begins

The NBA’s labor deal has expired, and the league has locked out its players, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.


NBA commissioner David Stern, left, and NBA spokesperson Mike Bass arrive at a midtown hotel for a meeting with the players' union, Thursday, June 30, 2011 in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NBA Lockout Looms; One More Chance At Negotiations In NYC

Representatives for NBA players and owners have arrived for a meeting in Manhattan that could determine if there is a lockout, about 12 hours before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement and seemingly nowhere close to a deal.


NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks to reporters after the NBA owners meeting in Dallas, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/LM Otero)

NBA Lockout Deadline Looms; Sides To Meet Thursday In NYC

Representatives for NBA players and owners will meet Thursday in New York City, hours before the collective bargaining agreement expires, and Commissioner David Stern says that’s still enough time for a deal.


Billy Hunter, President of the NBA Players Association and NBA commissioner David Stern. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

NBA, Union Hold CBA Talks

The NBA and its players’ association finally sat down again and are planning to get together more frequently. Maybe even enough to prevent a work stoppage.


Billy Hunter, President of the NBA Players Association and NBA commissioner David Stern. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Union’s Hunter ’99 Percent Sure’ NBA Lockout Looms

NBA players’ association executive director Billy Hunter said Monday he is “99 percent sure” there will be a player strike next summer.


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Stern Wants NBA Salary Costs Down One-Third

David Stern said the league wants player costs to drop $750-800 million. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA spends about $2.1 billion annually in player salaries and benefits.


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NBA Union Plans Legal Action Over Rise In Techs

The NBA players association is planning legal action over the league’s decision to issue more technical fouls for complaining.