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Awwww, Orlando Thinks It’s Still Hosting The NBA All-Star Game

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Last month, when the city of Memphis was rumored to be <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/morning_call/2011/10/memphis-to-consider-lawsuit-against-nba.html">considering a lawsuit against the NBA</a> for lost revenue from the lockout, I took a drag from my ivory tobacco pipe, lowered my bifocals and asked my butler, “Shouldn’t Orlando be the first city to go after the NBA because of that whole All-Star Game thing.

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R.I.P. 2011-12 NBA Season

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Last week, NBA commissioner David Stern said that the owners were making their final offer to the players before they would really begin to turn the knife on them.

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The NBA Owners Have Made Their Final Offer

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David Stern was on ESPN to discuss the latest on his league’s embarrassing lockout earlier this week, and while I don’t remember what he said verbatim, I can basically paraphrase it: “The owners have been so fair and generous in demanding that the players come down from the 57% of basketball related income in the last CBA to a 50-50 split now.

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Advertising Never Stops: Updating Nike’s Current NBA Lockout Ads

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The NFL lockout lasted 132 days, affected a few weeks of preseason play, but ultimately did very little damage to the league's public perception and to the fans' willingness to spend millions to watch their favorite sport.

#NFL

Stop Making Me Like You, Mark Cuban

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David Stern Is A Diabolical Mad Man

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For the first time since the NBA lockout began on July 1, it actually seems like we’re going to have a season.

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A Fool Continues To Hope That The NBA Lockout Will End

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I swear, just when I think I’m out, the NBA reels me back in.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NBA Lockout Report: David Stern Says Plan On Canceling Christmas

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The NBA lockout situation worsens as the days go by.

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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.

#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.

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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.

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NBA Lockout Report: League Cancels First Two Weeks Of The Season

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If there was ever a question which route David Stern would take with the NBA lockout - pad his legacy or fix the business model - it's as clear as day now.

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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.

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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.

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Is David Stern Ready To Crush The Hopes Of NBA Fans?

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Ah, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/david-stern">David Stern</a>.


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