A person with knowledge of the plans says top negotiators for the NBA and players’ association will meet Sunday night, perhaps the last chance to avoid canceled regular-season games.
Across the street from Quicken Loans Arena, a building that rocks and rolls from November until April as home to the Cavaliers, reality is posted on a wall.
NBA owners and players have failed again to get close to a labor deal, and union president Derek Fisher says he anticipates the remainder of the preseason to be canceled.
NBA players and owners are done talking for the day and plan to resume bargaining Saturday.
Negotiators for the NBA and its players have met for about two hours and will talk again Wednesday.
Looks like Kobe Bryant is willing to play overseas during the NBA lockout after all, but for a hefty price. Bryant reportedly turned down an offer for $6.7 or nearly $740,000 per game to play for Virtus Bologna, of the Italian League.
I don’t know anyone else under the age of 80 that writes more letters than Los Angeles Lakers guard and National Basketball Players Association president Derek Fisher.
With one round of cancelations behind them and more significant ones looming without a new labor deal soon, representatives for NBA players and owners will meet Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday for talks aimed at ending the lockout.
Amid outsized expectations for progress, top negotiators for the NBA and players’ union met for five hours Thursday with both sides refusing to charaterize the talks.
A person with knowledge of the plans says staffs from the NBA and players’ association will meet Wednesday, without top negotiators from either side.
Kobe Bryant said that he’s still considering playing overseas because an owners’ lockout of players threatens to sabotage the upcoming NBA season.
If you’ve been paying attention, it should be no surprise that the Lakers organization is fine with revenue sharing.
The “Will he or won’t he?” question has lingered for months around Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, as his flirtations with clubs in Turkey and China have led people to wonder whether he will play professionally overseas during the ongoing NBA lockout.
The move would send ripples throughout the basketball world as the most iconic NBA player would be playing overseas in a lucrative market.
LeBron James says he is so “optimistic” that the coming NBA season will be played that he is not considering any possible international options — except for the 2012 Olympics.