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The Players Union Wanted No Salary Cap

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Two more weeks of the 2011-12 NBA season were canceled yesterday because the owners and players are still so far apart in their current labor negotiations.

REVENGE

Is The Lockout Totally Dan Gilbert’s Fault?

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Since the NBA lockout began on July 1, there has been a lot of finger pointing by the various sides involved in this embarrassing mess.

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Update: Kris Humphries Has No Wedding Ring

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Yesterday, I brought you the sad news that the incredibly real marriage between Kim Kardashian and the missing link Kris Humphries may be on the rocks.

POOR RICH PEOPLE

Guess Which League Won’t Have A Season

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The NBA owners and players union met for three days this week with a federal mediator, including almost 20 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday alone.

TABLOIDS HAVE NO BUSINESS COVERING SPORTS

Who’s Ready To Be Shocked?

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After New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries married Kim Kardashian in a wedding that netted them approximately $17 million in endorsements, it surprised very few people that Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenners, also signed on to be Humphries’ manager.

WILL SMITH

Breaking: DJ Jazzy Jeff Buys A NBA Team Jersey

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In West Philadelphia, born and raised, Will Smith now spends most of his days building Scientology schools – although he’s not a member – and throwing Marc Anthony awesome birthday parties at Miami Dolphins games.

#Christmas

The NBA Owners Have An Unlikely Supporter

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I hope you’re sitting down – I assume you’re on the toilet – but I have some very shocking news for you – NBA Commissioner David Stern has set another deadline.

OTIS SMITH

Here’s A Story That Will Blow Your Mind

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In lieu of my standard quasi-daily NBA labor update, I’ll just say that this season is still screwed.

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Taiwanese Report: David Stern Is Gay, Can Beat NBA Players At One-On-One

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Next Media Animation's latest video is easy their most accurate, succinctly explaining the NBA Lockout situation to foreign audiences and stoned people on the Internet by having commissioner David Stern (wearing a blazer with a big "STERN" on the back) avenge the death of a cubist man representing the Detroit Pistons franchise by breaking into Derek Fisher's house with a chainsaw, cutting in half a pizza Kobe had baked with LeBron James and scaring LeBron so badly he travels to China and loses at basketball and is emasculated by a communist panda.

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The NBA Makes Barack Obama Sad

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President Barack Obama paid a visit to my tiny modern Bethlehem of Orlando, Florida yesterday, which was a silly idea because I'm out of town and therefore can't give him any advice.

#Twitter

#Storytime: NBA Players Vent Their Frustrations Over Canceled Games

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Yesterday I wrote about how the NBA players were making a too little, too late effort to win fan support as the deadline had already passed to save the first two weeks of the season by starting a hashtag campaign on Twitter.

POOR RICH PEOPLE

The NBA Wants You To Watch More NHL

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In the last collective bargaining agreement, the owners gave the players 57% of the league's basketball related income.

#Twitter

Brian Cardinal Is A Pretty Smart Guy

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On July 1, as the league's collective bargaining agreement expired, the NBA's owners locked out the players.

POOR RICH PEOPLE

You Sure You Guys Can Squeeze This One In?

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After Tuesday’s all-important, ultimate decision-making meeting between the NBA owners and players, we were treated not only to another deadline threat from commissioner David Stern, but also a statement by union director Billy Hunter that he and the players just don’t have time to meet this month.

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David Stern: ‘Monday Is Now The Newest, Newest Deadline To Save The NBA Season’

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As we mentioned yesterday, the NBA owners and players met in New York City again for what many people called the most important meeting of this entire lockout.

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Today Is The Newest Deadline For The NBA

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With training camps and the first week of preseason games already affected by the ongoing NBA lockout, today’s labor negotiations between the players and owners has, for some strange reason, been labeled the decisive meeting.

RON ARTEST

What They Did This Summer: A Look In Pictures At The NBA’s Stars During The Lockout

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As I’ve pointed out a few dozen times since July 1, whoever is running the public relations strategy for the NBA players union is doing a terrible job.

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And Dwyane Wade Was All Like, ‘Oh Hell No’

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After being criticized for their collective absence from labor negotiations, the NBA’s biggest stars showed up to Friday’s meeting between the NBA owners and players union in New York City to flex their muscles.

WE LIKE TO THINK IT HAPPENED LIKE THIS

We Like To Think It Happened Like This: Delonte West Finally Got A New Job

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This has been a pretty tough summer for a lot of NBA players, as the only income most of the mid-level and rookie contract guys have received came from their final paychecks from last season.

ROY HIBBERT

La Vita E’ Kobe

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In case you're the type who needs a screenprinted message on an oversized foam finger to be convinced of anything and believes the NBA Lockout is ending soon, here's your finger: pending the ability of the team owner to actually get the money to make it happen, Kobe Bryant has agreed to play basketball in Italy.


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