NBA Labor

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Liguori: A Time To Reflect On The Positive Stories In Sports

Let’s take a moment, sports fans, during this Thanksgiving week, and reflect on sports stories we can be thankful for in 2011.


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NBA Players Move Legal Fight To Minnesota

After filing two separate antitrust lawsuits against the league in different states, NBA players are consolidating their efforts and have turned to the courts in Minnesota as their chosen venue.


Chauncey Billups, Carmelo Anthony, and Derek Fisher, President of the National Basketball Players Association, listen as Billy Hunter, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association speaks at a press conference after National Basketball Players Association met to discuss the current CBA offer at Westin Times Square on November 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: NBA Lockout An Exercise In Stupidity

Both the NBA owners and the players are willing to sacrifice not only a season their sports viability for two items that were barely an issue in the prior CBA. It’s borderline insanity.


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NBA Players Reject League’s Offer

The NBA players have rejected the league’s latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.


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Schmeelk: Save The NBA Season!

The NBA has made what it is calling its last and best offer. I believe it is. The deal is now in the hands of the NBPA along with the season. If the NBA players don’t agree to ratify the deal I think there’s a better chance we have no basketball in 2012 than we do.


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NBA Talks Continue With Stern’s Deadline On Hold

NBA owners and players are meeting again, hoping to reach a deal to end the lockout but aware of the consequences if they fail.


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NBA Players And Owners Meet Ahead Of Deadline

The NBA Players’ Union and league owners met before the latest deadline with the threat of a prolonged work stoppage hanging over them on Wednesday.


NBA Commissioner David Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media on updates of the Labor Relations Meetings on October 10, 2011 at the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City.  (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Players, Owners Set Afternoon Talks

A person with knowledge of the plans says NBA owners and players will meet before Commissioner David Stern’s deadline to accept the league’s latest proposal or face a worse one.


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Kallas: Perceived Split Among NBA Players May Be Bad For NBA Owners

This past Wednesday, the NBA owners tried a pre-emptive strike against the players, asking a federal judge to rule that, if the players decertified the union and sued the NBA for antitrust violations (sound familiar, NFL fans?), such a lawsuit would not be allowed to end the lockout. Here’s what happens now.


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

Mavericks, Heat Wary Of Labor Strife Ahead

Reaching the NBA finals typically means a shorter offseason for the teams involved. This year, the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks realize they might be looking at a lengthy layoff because labor strife looms.