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Nba Lockout 2011

An Open Letter to Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher

Etan Thomas | Posted 04.24.2012 | Sports
Etan Thomas

Please do not do what it appears that both of you are gearing up to do. Please don't start mud slinging at each other in an ugly public display to tear down each others legacy and reputation.

Singler's Rain Falls Mainly On The Plain

AP | By JIM LITKE | Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit

-- Kyle Singler's NBA draft rights may belong to Detroit, but his body will be playing pro basketball this season in Spain, where the 10-day forecast...

NBA Season Salvaged: 5 Best Newspaper Columnist Reactions

Danny Groner | Posted 01.27.2012 | Sports
Danny Groner

After a 149-day lockout, the NBA announced this weekend that owners and players had finally reached a tentative deal on a collective bargaining agreement that will save the season. Well, 66 games of it.

NBA Lockout Over, Players React On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports

It seems there might be a Santa Claus after all. NBA players and owners agreed on a tentative deal very early Saturday morning bringing the 149-da...

Ron Dicker

Loan Ranger Rides To Rescue For Locked-Out NBA Players | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.24.2011 | Business

After locked-out NBA players missed what would have been their first paychecks last week -- an average of $425,000 -- a Beverly Hills financial firm a...

The NBA Lockout's Forgotten Victims

InvestingAnswers | Posted 01.17.2012 | Sports

I'm talking about average Americans making a living from the ancillary services professional sports provides. A lost NBA season could be disastrous to businesses and many employees in NBA cities.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 01.16.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Now that Justin Verlander has won the Cy Young award, will he also win the American League MVP award? Roger Clemens was the last starting pitcher to pull that off 25 years ago.

NBA Cancels More Games As Players File 2 Lawsuits

Posted 11.15.2011 | Sports

The NBA formally notified teams Tuesday that it has canceled games through Dec. 15, erasing a total of 324 games or 26 percent of the season as the lo...

NBA Lockout As Metaphor: Whatever Happened To Collective Interest?

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Sports metaphors pervade every crevice of American conversation, so it stands to reason that the National Basketball Association has opted to put asid...

Live Twitter Reaction to NBPA Rejecting NBA's CBA Proposal

Posted 01.14.2012 | Sports

The threat of the 2011-12 NBA season being non-existent is now very real. The NBPA has rejected the most recent CBA proposal, and David Stern has prom...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Another night, another boxing controversy. Manny Pacquiao escaped with a narrow majority decision over Juan Manuel Marquez. Marquez stormed out of the ring.

The Hard Truths Illuminated by the Fall of Joe Paterno, the Death of Joe Frazier and the NBA Lockout

Joe Lapointe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Like the rich, successful actors who play the broken-down Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, our sports performers act as our avatars and our archetypes, on and off the court, field and ice. Truth sometimes flows through them and sometimes it is a hard truth worth learning.

NBA Season Saved?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Sports

The path to an N.B.A. labor deal, and the end to a 131-day lockout, came into sharper focus Tuesday, with the players signaling for the first time tha...

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Len Berman | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Joe Frazier has lost his toughest fight, liver cancer. Frazier never got the respect he deserved; Ali was the people's champ. The truth is it takes two to make a great rivalry.

From CC to the NBA Lockout -- Why Sports Is Not a Logical Business

Larry Hirsch | Posted 01.07.2012 | Sports
Larry Hirsch

I miss my NBA. Owners, this is a game, not the business you made your money in. Your emotion got you into this, let it guide you. If you don't have the resources to play the game, your fans deserve someone who does.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 01.07.2012 | New York
Len Berman

"Happy Valley" got rocked by a sex scandal this weekend. A former Penn State assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested and charged with 40 counts of assaulting eight young boys over a 15-year period.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 01.04.2012 | New York
Len Berman

It should be some fun football viewing this weekend. In college football it's #1 vs. #2, LSU against Alabama. It's the game of the century... until the next game of the century later this season.

Things I'll Apparently Be Doing in Lieu of Watching the NBA This Fall/Winter/Spring

Ben Robinson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Sports
Ben Robinson

Playing pickup basketball with creative flair, finally freed from the crippling shackles of performing solely for a contract. Wondering if Diana Taurasi could beat Chris Quinn 1-on-1.

Kevin Durant Plays Flag Football With College Students

Posted 01.01.2012 | Sports

Kevin Durant has certainly been among basketball's best ambassadors during the long NBA lockout, which reached 124 days on Tuesday. The Oklahoma City ...

NBA Cancels All Games Through November 30

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — As NBA players and owners wait to see who will blink first, fans are stuck staring at a blank calendar. NBA Commissioner David Stern...

Who Might Finally End Solve The NBA Lockout?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Sports

CHICAGO -- The emails come with increasing frequency, frustrated and sarcastic, quick to comment on the "geniuses" at work whenever the NBA owners and...

Is NBA Lockout Breaking Up Kris And Kim?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Sports

Aside from the heartache experienced by basketball fans and the financial impact being keenly felt by arena and team staff, the NBA Lockout might also...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.27.2011 | New York
Len Berman

There's lots of chatter going around that Peyton Manning is the NFL MVP. He hasn't played a game all season. Hey, the Colts are 0-7 without him. Who is more valuable than he?

NBA Star Spends Lockout Doing Ballet

Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts

For players in the NBA, the lockout has meant a lot of extra free time. The most common course of action is taking their talents elsewhere--Deron Will...

The Real NBA Lockout Victims? Nonprofit Supports Janitors, Ushers, Others Out Of Work

Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

The NBA lockout is affecting thousands -- and not just disappointed sports fans. It could be said that the real victims of the lockout are the gam...