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Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 5:55 pm  |  29 responses

Report: NBA to Cancel Games Through November 30 (UPDATE)


After a reportedly unsuccessful NBA/NBPA meeting earlier today, it looks like we can expect another round of game cancellations later tonight or tomorrow. Sound familiar? Via Adrian Wojnarowski and David Aldridge:

UPDATE: Yep, it’s official. Some details from an NBA press release:

The NBA announced today that it has canceled all games through November 30 because a new collective bargaining agreement has not been reached with the National Basketball Players Association.

“We share the frustrations of our fans, partners, and those who rely on our game for their livelihoods,” NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said. “We remain committed to reaching an agreement that’s fair for both the teams and the players and allows for the long-term growth of our game.”

And some footage of the announcement:

(H/T: @blazersedge)

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Boo-urns.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    &#@*!(&@*(!&#@*(!^$@&*(!YR@*(HDUIC Y*(_#*(_CN&*987y89&*(!@7cn- cn- *(#yc( *@#(()@u*(e!_(decuicnijsd(*@!*())!)
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://nba.com GP23

    AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fat Lever

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 432875 times, shame on the NBA and NBAPA.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Great, it’s the owners’ refusal to budge on that 50/50 BRI line that is holding a deal from taking place

  • O

    In my honest opinion, the players deserve MORE than 52.5 percent of the BRI. The owners are being assh*les. Yes, they give the players a place to display their talent in front of a national and world wide audience, but they make the owners money one way or another. Nobody’s paying the owners money to see them do a damn thing!! If they losing money it’s cause either A. They have a team in a state where people could give a sh*t and/or B. They’re paying players like Joe Johnson the kind of money that players like Derrick Rose deserves. And last I checked, Joe ain’t no Derrick. I honestly don’t care if we lost the season as long as the players get the money they deserve. I hope they don’t budge an extra cent!!!!!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!

  • meloman2.0

    OMG

  • Vinnamese

    David Stern is just pushing it too far. He’s toying with our hopes.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Adam Silver is full of sh*t

  • Awkwardaaron

    THE NBA IS GIVING ME BLUE BALLS.

  • For Real

    I have been a NBA fan since the early 90′s,,don’t know if I will continue …I have a very hard time watching them fight over how tho split so much money, money that is so so hard to come by for an average Joe.

  • jake

    I hope they know how many fans they’ve lost in the process of all this.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    damn, Damn, DAMN!

  • http://Bulls.com HarryTwatter

    FU DAVID STERN!!!!!

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    The video cuts out right before the good part. The reporter asked stern why getting back more than 2/3rds of the supposed losses from the players isn’t enough. I wonder what lie Stern would have come up with? “We actually lost 400mill but who’s counting”.

  • MUBWAR

    f stern and f the nbpa

  • robb

    No, F Stern and the owners

  • ripslam

    “We share the frustrations of our fans”
    -
    BULL. SH*T.

  • http://jungywungy.com jungywungy

    out of control!!!

  • Eddie1

    F Billy Hunter. How he gonna just walk out witout makin concessions? D-fish a bum. By the time they get this deal done, dude gonna be “analyzing” on NBATV. Illuminati! I’m from 2017. Y’all won’t have NBA for 3 more years. Get married, have kids, stay preoccupied. CHUCH.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    I tried to stay optimistic the past 4 months, but as a die hard fan I now have lost all hope. Well, might be a 50 game season, but that’s it. IF there is a season. The entire day I was hoping for good news, like everyone else, and now this sh*t. I’m still on the players’ side though. I mean, they are right and i hope the owners will see the light soon. As a fan usually this last weekend without basketball can’t end soon enough, the excitement of a new season completely takes over, but now that’s gone….

  • Van City BBall

    so let me see first Stern says “the league will be cancelled until further notice,” then later he says “we are getting closer to a deal,” then he comes back and says “50-50 is what we are set on so no deal for a while,” then he tells us “an 82 game season is very possible,” THEN he said that “we will shut down all games till Nov. 20th… wait no 30th gottcha!” does anybody else just feel like this guy’s toying with us?

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Let’s be REAL, the players have met the owners more than halfway during these negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. The National Labor Relations Board will see that and side with the players if and when it comes time for them to ask a federal judge for an injunction that will put an end to this current lockout. Simply put, the owners have been guilty of BAD FAITH in their bargaining during their planned lockout which was a means for them to have their cake and eat it too. THE BOTTOM LINE IS the time is coming for a federal judge to come in and DROP THE HAMMER on these hardline owners! GO PLAYERS! GO NLRB! Go FEDERAL JUDGE!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    At least Eddie is back from the future tho

  • http://twitter.com/Sylvanusuagbor Syl

    Yo forget the NBA and what they stand for.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Well.. I guess this is good for the ‘international tour’ …

  • yes.we.did.

    Well aint this a female dog. Way to be greedy boys, you’ve just taken a premiere industry coming off of its most profitable year ever, and drove it right back into the mud. At this point, I don’t care who’s right/wrong. I just want basketball.and now its gone. Thanks a bunch.

  • Riggs

    The tone and result of these negotiations certainly make the voters and officials of Seattle and Sacramento look wise, i.e. no public funds for this group of owners and players who suck billions out of the fans. Know a lot of people, including the one I look at in the mirror, who were long time great fans and now permanent ex-fans of NBA.

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