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DocHoliday99 10-07-2011 09:28 PM

As reported by Ken Berger of CBSSports.com, the league office which represents NBA owners would only agree to meet Monday if the players union signaled its agreement to a 50-50 split of revenues prior to any meeting between the two sides.

The players refused and as a result, there will be no meeting between representatives of the owners and players on Monday.*

Monday is the date that commissioner David Stern set for cancelling the first two week of the regular season schedule if a new collective bargaining agreement is not in place.

"This just confirms what we suspected all along," a union source told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. *"The NBA was never serious about negotiating until guys missed checks."

However, later in the day Friday, the NBA's deputy commissioner Adam Silver said the league would in fact agree to meet the union to discuss the other points that remain to be resolved.

"What we told the union was that we were not prepared to negotiate over the BRI split beyond the 50-50 concept that had already been discussed," Silver told the New York Times. *"We were prepared to continue negotiating over the many other issues that remain open."

From realgm.com

DocHoliday99 10-07-2011 09:33 PM

To Psi - Stern represents the owners, i dont believe he's doing anything without their backing or blessing.

I can see Stern retiring after this, not for anything else but to save the leagues face. He's doing everything the owners want - he's a good commish for them.

box92 10-07-2011 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by DocHoliday99 (Post 574590)
As reported by Ken Berger of CBSSports.com, the league office which represents NBA owners would only agree to meet Monday if the players union signaled its agreement to a 50-50 split of revenues prior to any meeting between the two sides.

The players refused and as a result, there will be no meeting between representatives of the owners and players on Monday.*

Monday is the date that commissioner David Stern set for cancelling the first two week of the regular season schedule if a new collective bargaining agreement is not in place.

"This just confirms what we suspected all along," a union source told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. *"The NBA was never serious about negotiating until guys missed checks."

However, later in the day Friday, the NBA's deputy commissioner Adam Silver said the league would in fact agree to meet the union to discuss the other points that remain to be resolved.

"What we told the union was that we were not prepared to negotiate over the BRI split beyond the 50-50 concept that had already been discussed," Silver told the New York Times. *"We were prepared to continue negotiating over the many other issues that remain open."

From realgm.com


So I guess we are going to miss a lot of games before this gets settled

Toby 10-07-2011 10:06 PM

I can't watch hockey cuz I can't see the darn puck. Don't do this to me NBA!

jeffb 10-07-2011 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Toby (Post 574595)
I can't watch hockey cuz I can't see the darn puck. Don't do this to me NBA!

just ignore it like most americans do.........watch the nfl. :cookie:

Dark Knight 10-07-2011 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 574597)
just ignore it like most americans do.........watch the nfl. :cookie:

Too many commericals in football for me. :cookie:

jeffb 10-07-2011 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 574598)
Too many commericals in football for me. :cookie:

Yeah, i'm no football fan either.

carp 10-07-2011 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Toby (Post 574595)
I can't watch hockey cuz I can't see the darn puck. Don't do this to me NBA!

what about those cute laser thingies.... :dancing:

box92 10-07-2011 10:35 PM

but guys, the leafs won

LX 10-08-2011 02:45 PM

I got this email today -

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Colbert Super PAC's New Ad Goes Strong to the Rim/Airwaves


TEXAS, USA - Colbert Super PAC has released a new TV ad to resolve the lockout in the Men's National Basketball Association (MNBA). The commercial, entitled "Foul Balls," chides the players for demanding superhuman salaries merely because they possess superhuman skills.

The spot was made possible thanks to a generous contribution from Colbert Super PAC S.H.H., a completely independent nonprofit organization which does not reveal its donor, or donors, or even if said donor(s) constitute a plural(s).

"I have always enjoyed watching a few rounds of ball-in-hoop," said Stephen Colbert, President of Colbert Super PAC and Colbert Super PAC S.H.H. "But now, greedy basketball players are threatening the livelihoods of many in the MNBA: from the job-creating team owners, to the Maori basketball net weavers, to half-time mini-trampoline slam-dunk gorillas. In these tough economic times, can we really afford to pay players what they're worth?"

The new commercial began airing today in the most coveted ad spot in the nation - on the Dallas/Ft Worth's WFAA Channel 8 Midday News at Noon - right between all-new episodes of "The Chew" and "One Life to Live." Colbert Super PAC has also struck an exclusive deal with The Internet to stream the ad online - you can view it by clicking here.

Colbert Super PAC, also known as Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, is an independent expenditure-only committee, and Colbert Super PAC S.H.H. is a 501(c)(4) group that protects donor anonymity. Both were founded by pundit Stephen Colbert, who has a television program called The Colbert Report, which has recently hosted such notable guests as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Good guy.
It doesn't seem to be available in Canada. Damn.

Toby 10-08-2011 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 574601)
what about those cute laser thingies.... :dancing:

ABSOLUTELY
Modern special effects are vastly improved over that older tech from the mid 90's. They could make the puck look cool, and then I could actually see the little sucker. Put some sensors on the players skates for some HD speed effects... it'd be some killer shit.

Someguy again 10-08-2011 09:28 PM

anyone watching the lebron-wade-bosh charity game? its pretty entertaining

box92 10-09-2011 01:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Someguy again (Post 574772)
anyone watching the lebron-wade-bosh charity game? its pretty entertaining

is it like every other game, where 1 person dunks, while 9 others stand around?

Windex 10-09-2011 02:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Toby (Post 574758)
ABSOLUTELY
Modern special effects are vastly improved over that older tech from the mid 90's. They could make the puck look cool, and then I could actually see the little sucker. Put some sensors on the players skates for some HD speed effects... it'd be some killer shit.



Toby 10-09-2011 04:55 AM

Colbert Report political ad supports NBA owners - CBSSports.com

LX 10-09-2011 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Toby (Post 574797)

That's a pretty misleading headline that misses out on the satirical bent. The idea is not to support anything, but rather to show the direct influence of PAC money.

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But the NBA owners are on your side, they're working hard to save the season so Americans don't have to watch hockey. NBA owners are job creators who send our economy soaring... And heroes like Mark Cuban are the number one employer of our nation's tiny blimp pilots

MrClutch 10-09-2011 09:52 AM

Guess i'm going to start watching hockey again until the NBA strike is over. GO LEAFS GO

Superjudge 10-09-2011 10:57 AM

I couldn't care less. Hockey is better anyhow.

box92 10-09-2011 02:36 PM

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Union, League Office To Meet Sunday Night
Oct 09, 2011 2:07 PM EDT

As first reported by the New York Times, representatives of the NBA's player union and owners will meet Sunday night in a last-ditch attempt to resolve their labor dispute before a portion of the regular season is lost.

NBA commissioner David Stern is set to cancel two weeks of the game schedule on Monday if no breakthrough can be achieved.

Billy Hunter was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles on Sunday for a regional meeting with his players on Monday but has apparently postponed that trip to stay back in New York and meet with league officials. It is conceivable that he could make further changes to his travel plans if progress is made during Sunday's meeting.

On Friday, the league notified the union that it would not budge from the 50-50 concept it put forth in their previous meeting, and it seemed as if the two sides would not sit down to negotiate prior to Monday's deadline.

It is not clear whether the league has shown new flexibility in its bargaining parameters, or the parties are prepared to discuss the other 'system' issues that need to be resolved before a new collective bargaining agreement is in place.

While the owners claim to be firm at 50-50, deputy commissioner Adam Silver seemed to indicate that the league would be open to "even more potential movement" after the last meeting between the parties.

Similarly, the players have made public statements that they are committed to a demand of no less than 53% of basketball revenues, but reportedly have indicated a willingness to move that figure down to 52% in private talks with the league.

The gap between the parties has narrowed considerably but now time is running out as the two sides prepare to meet Sunday night.

Read more: Union League Office To Meet Sunday Night - RealGM Wiretap
Anyone think they will make a deal? lol

jeffb 10-09-2011 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by MrClutch (Post 574805)
Guess i'm going to start watching hockey again until the NBA strike is over. GO LEAFS GO

You couldn't pay me to. Hockey sucks :cookie:


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