Source: NBA Set to Cancel Games Through November

Over the past three days it has appeared, to NBA diehards, that the 2011 NBA lockout was rapidly coming to an end.

But while the casual fans debate parlays and proposition bets for the upcoming NFL weekend, a small group of NBA lifers were quietly sitting at home hitting refresh on their Twitter accounts. Over and over again.

Sadly, I now sit in my Minneapolis area apartment, and battle the despair as I now realize how I was sucked in to false hope that a deal would be reached.

But as Friday’s talks came and went, all that I could wrap my mind around was this following tweet from the Twitter of Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski:

The NBA will cancel regular season games through November 30th, a league source tells Y! Sports.

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Disparity in NBA Player Salary Often Leads to Winning, Says Case Study

With the National Basketball Association (NBA) group of owners locking out their players this basketball season more sports fans are taking interest in terms like “revenue share,” and “luxury tax.” Terminology and topics usually reserved for the business section is now making its way to the front page of the sports section. In the wake of yesterday’s epic fail of player-owner labor negotiations, a new study examines how the pay hierarchy on an NBA team can actually lead to victory on the court.

Unlike Major League Baseball, salary disparity in the NBA can make a positive difference on the court, according to new research from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Dear NBA, Why do You Suck So Much at Life? (Lockout Update)

I hope you’re ready to go “all in” (I bring that up because here in the Chicago sports world that phrase has a new double meaning, and it’s associated with abject failure) with watching college basketball and hockey.

Because abject failure describes exactly how the latest round of labor talks went yesterday. The NBA negotiations made zero progress, and it looks very likely that will have games cancelled all the way to the beginning of 2012. At this point the entire NBA season is in jeopardy.

So you have to wonder how could they collectively be this much of dumb asses? How can they all strangle the golden goose and loose out on all that revenue?

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NBA Lockout Continues, Former Nebraska Cornhusker Forms Community Basketball League

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Many experts believe the entire 2011-12 NBA season might be in serious jeopardy.

The official word from the NBA: During the lockout, players will not receive their salaries; teams will not negotiate, sign or trade player contracts; players will not be able to use team facilities for any purpose; and teams will not conduct or facilitate any summer camps, exhibitions, practices, workouts, coaching sessions or team meetings.

“We have made several proposals to the union, including a deal targeting $2 billion annually as the players’ share — an average of approximately $5 million per player that could increase along with league revenue growth,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver in an NBA press release. “We will continue to make every effort to reach a new agreement that is fair and in the best interests of our teams, our players, our fans, and our game.”

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NBA Lockout News, and Timberwolves Coaching Search Update

Since the NBA lockout began on July 1st, there has been very little updates on negotiations between the player’s union and the owners.

That is until Tuesday when the NBA filed a lawsuit against the Players Association.

The lawsuit is a tactic the league and the owners will use in an attempt to protect themselves from the union decertifying to gain leverage against the league.

Decertification by the union was seen by the NFL players back in the early stages of the NFL lockout just months ago. [Read more…]