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Schmeelk: NBA, Time To Strike A Deal Is Now

No one really cared about losing preseason basketball games. Now, however, real games — and real reputations — are at stake.

WFAN–10/28/2011

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NBA Lockout: Sides Say 82-Game Season Still Possible

Sure, they already canceled two weeks of the season. But there’s renewed optimism that the NBA can squeeze in an 82-game season if a deal to end the lockout is reached soon.

WFAN–10/27/2011

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Reports: NBA Owners, Players To Resume Talks; Cancellations ‘On Hold’

Maybe there’s some hope for NBA fans after all?

WFAN–10/26/2011

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NBA Lockout: David Stern To Miss 3rd Straight Day Of Talks With Flu

After another long day of negotiations, NBA players and owners left with nothing more than plans for another meeting.

WFAN–10/20/2011

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NBA Lockout: Mediation Resumes After 16-Hour Session

NBA owners and players are meeting for a second straight day, shortly after finishing a 16-hour marathon with a federal mediator.

WFAN–10/19/2011

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NBA Lockout: David Stern’s ‘Gut’ Day Has Arrived; Will Mediation Bring Quick Results?

Here we are: NBA commissioner David Stern’s “G-Day.” Stern told WFAN last week that without a labor agreement Tuesday his “gut” was that there wouldn’t be pro basketball on Christmas.

WFAN–10/18/2011

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Schmeelk: Dark Days Ahead For NBA

I should have been watching an NBA preseason game last night. In three weeks, I should be watching the Knicks start their season against the Miami Heat. That’s not going to happen.

WFAN–10/12/2011

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Knicks’ Carmelo Tweets Apology For NBA Lockout; Further Schedule Cuts Loom

Two weeks of NBA games are lost. Many more could be in jeopardy.

WFAN–10/11/2011

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NBA Cancels First 2 Weeks Of Regular Season

Top negotiators for both sides met for more than seven hours Monday, returning to bargaining about 14 hours after ending talks Sunday night.

WFAN–10/10/2011

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NBA Negotiators Meet Ahead Of Monday Deadline

Top negotiators for the NBA and players’ association met Sunday night in perhaps the last chance to avoid canceled regular-season games.

WFAN–10/09/2011

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NBA Lockout: Preseason Canceled, 82-Game Schedule In Serious Danger

Without an agreement by Monday, the beginning of the NBA season will be canceled, and both sides will lose millions of dollars and perhaps countless fans.

WFAN–10/05/2011

Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: NBA Fans, There’s A Light At The End Of The Lockout Tunnel

The best part of Tuesday for NBA fans was the cancellation of the rest of the preseason. That means for season ticket holders like me, there will be no payments for preseason games that no one wants to go to.

WFAN–10/05/2011

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NBA Lockout: Players, Owners Engaged In ‘Very Huge Day’ Of Labor Talks

So it comes down to this. After a lockout that has lasted more than three months, whether the NBA season starts on time could hinge on one “very huge day” in labor talks.

WFAN–10/04/2011

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Report: NBA Owners Bend On Hard Cap; More Lockout Talks Wednesday

Smiling widely but even resorting to a memorable NBA cliche to avoid specifics, David Stern provided little insight into the direction of the league’s labor situation. That, he hinted, could come Wednesday.

WFAN–09/28/2011

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NBA Lockout: League Postpones Training Camps, Cancels Part Of Preseason

So it’s come down to this: no labor deal, no training camps and no telling what else the NBA could lose.

WFAN–09/23/2011

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