NBA players and owners are meeting with a federal mediator, and Commissioner David Stern believes more games could be canceled if there isn’t movement toward a new labor deal.
The NBA lockout is hitting hundreds, if not thousands, of Southern California workers who rely on the Lakers and Clippers for their livelihoods.
NBA commissioner David Stern has canceled the first two weeks of the upcoming season after players and owners could not come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement.
National Basketball Association players plan to meet late Monday in a last-ditch effort to end the league lockout.
Kobe Bryant’s representatives and Virtus Bologna are “working very intensely” to bring the Los Angeles Lakers’ star to Italy during the NBA lockout.
They don’t have a deal yet, and they are just about out of time.
You know Clipper Darrell, right? He’s the guy with the crazy Clipper suit, the one with the Clipper car, the one who’s a staple at Staples and not for the taco-chanting Lakers fans. He’s an icon in the texture of the league’s fans.
The NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps have voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal to the end the 4 1/2-month lockout.
Mike Freeman is reporting that the new league year can’t start until the fifth day after the CBA is ratified and signed, and training camps couldn’t start until two days after that. So, we still have a little time before the players officially get back to work.
One high ranking member of the trade association said so much progress was made that a deal was near.
Friday evening, Eye on Football’s Will Brinson outlined what needs to happen in the coming days for both the owners and players to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement and for there to be a 2011 NFL season.
The Los Angeles Clippers quest for the NBA playoffs will begin on November 2nd at the Staples Center against the Memphis Grizzlies, as the team released its upcoming schedule for next season.
At the beginning of the lockout (in the long, long ago), the rookie-wage scale wasn’t something too many people were worried about. After all, lowering the amount of guaranteed money given to risky rookies was a sensible move for both sides.
The NBA is headed to deadline day, with perhaps one last chance to avoid a lockout. Negotiators for owners and players will meet Thursday, about 12 hours before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement and seemingly nowhere close to a deal.
With NBA stars from veteran Kevin Garnett to Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin standing behind him, union president Derek Fisher said Thursday that players won’t accept a bad deal to avert a work stoppage.