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Players confident deal will pass

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 28, 2011 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (1)

I wonder how many hanging chads their will be? I know that joke is a decade old.  I would like to see who voted for what,but that won't be possible. We might see some players lash out in other ways. Maybe this will go through their minds?



I will stop

I will s...

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Players get 51.2% BRI.

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 27, 2011 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (2)

In a memo to union members Saturday night obtained by ESPN.com, NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter told players that they will receive a 51.2 percent share of Basketball Related Income in the 2011-12 season.

After months of contentious talk with the owners on the annual revenue split, which saw the players drop more than seven BRI points from their 57 percent share in the final year of the last labor agree...

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The details of the deal

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 26, 2011 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Will see what the Celtics can do this season. I'm just happy to have basketball back.


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The Lockout is over!!!!! tentative agreement reached

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 26, 2011 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (1)


“We’ve reached a tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals,” commissioner David Stern said. “We’re optimistic that will all come to pass and the season will begin on Dec. 25, Christmas Day, with a tripleheader.”

Hunter: We thought it was in both of our best interests to try to reach a resolution and save the game.


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Sides hope to resolve lawsuits,will meet Friday

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 24, 2011 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Stein ESPN:

Representatives for the league and the locked-out players in the NBA's ongoing labor dispute, which reached its 146th day Wednesday, have re-opened negotiations to make one last run at trying to start the season on Christmas Day.

The two sides agreed Monday to resume talks for the first time in nearly two weeks, according...

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Billy Hunter expects court mediation

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 23, 2011 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (1)

From the AP:

Union executive director Billy Hunter said Tuesday he expected that a Minnesota magistrate judge would mediate the players' lawsuit against the NBA, as the court did in the NFL's labor dispute.Hunter specifically mentioned U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan, the court-appointed mediator in the NFL talks. Boylan i...

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NBA players move case to Minnesota

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 21, 2011 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (4)

NBA players have filed an amended federal lawsuit against the league in Minnesota.Locked-out players filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league last Tuesday in California and Minnesota. But the California complaint was withdrawn Monday and the cases put together in Minnesota.

Why the shift in courtroom venues? Players' lawyer David Boies says he believes the case will move more quickly in Minnesota.

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Players file 2 antitrust suits vs. NBA

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 16, 2011 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (1)

The NBA formally notified teams Tuesday that it has canceled games through Dec. 15, erasing a total of 324 games or 26 percent of the season as the lockout lingers into its fifth month with no end in sight.

The news came only hours before the locked-out players, including stars Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league on Tuesday in at least two states, moving pro basketball's l...

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Stern's response today

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 14, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Stern on ESPN Link

Nuclear Winter? Stern playing hard ball. Saying the owners will hold off,and players whose careers could end this year it's all on them. They're unable to talk now he points out,and...

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NBAPA plans to serve notice of disclaimer.- Season more on the line

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 14, 2011 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (3)

Union files disclaimer of interest, voluntarily dissolving itself.NBA union is disbanding, sending notice of disclaimer to all 30 NBA teams. Hunter says talks totally broken down.The lawyers will file suit within next two days. No need to wait on decertification. Union is disbanded immediately.

Fisher: "this is where it stops for us a union."

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Lockout meeting update: Monday

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (3)

Update 1: 11:24am

From Yahoo:

Joined by superstars such as Kobe Bryant(notes) and Carmelo Anthony(notes),player representatives from NBA teams are meeting to discuss the league’sproposal for a new labor deal.If the player reps en...

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