NBA Commissioner David Stern opened his lockout-delayed season by hearing boos from fans.
The four-city tour was supposed to stop at the Izod Center in East Rutherford on Dec. 10, but that game and three others have been scrapped now that the league and its players have a tentative labor agreement.
Dwyane Wade expressed relief. Shane Battier sounded cautiously optimistic. Jason Richardson urged players to think before voting.
Players, looking beat and beaten, face a tougher healing process in approving an agreement that significantly limits their earnings.
Fans and local business owners are calling on the NBA to get its act together.
With no end to the NBA lockout in sight, an All-Star group is set to lead a four-game “Homecoming Tour,” starting with a matchup in LeBron James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio on Dec. 1 and culminating with a Dec. 10 contest in East Rutherford, N.J.
Michael Goldberg wrote in an open letter to the NBA, the players’ association and players that the upcoming season “must be saved.”
NBA players announced Monday they were rejecting the league’s latest offer and disclaiming interest in their union — and, no longer governed by labor law, would sue under antitrust law, something they did Tuesday in California and Minnesota.
The NBA lockout has officially outlasted the NFL lockout, and the average sports fan’s patience has officially been tested. November 16th marks the first time NBA players will miss a pay day, with the average […]
Well, push came to shove this week in the NBA lockout. After David Stern’s, essentially, take it or leave it stance, the players decided to leave it.
Come on, the players have absolutely no intention of seeing this lawsuit to its fruition. It would not only cost them the entire 2011-2012 season, but also potentially the following season as well.
Two years at the bargaining table led nowhere, so NBA players are ready to take their chances in a courtroom.
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.
Whether it is fair or not, the players better not let this thing get to 5 PM without a deal. If they do, they will not see a deal as good as the one the NBA has on the table right now. David Stern is not bluffing.
The players said they will ask for another meeting with owners before Stern’s Wednesday afternoon deadline — and sound willing to agree to a 50-50 split of revenues under the right circumstances — in an attempt to end the lockout and save the season.
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