NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: NBA Commissioner David Stern (R) and Former Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association Billy Hunter speak to members of the press to announce a tentative labor agreement to end the 149-day lockout on November 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NBA Lockout: Tentative Peace In Our Time

The owners and the players have reached a tentative deal to end the lockout and start the season on Christmas Day,

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NBA Lockout To Continue; Players Reject Offer, Decertify Union

The bad news for the Denver Nuggets and fans of basketball continues as the Associated Press reports the NBA lockout will continue despite today's offer to the players:

The NBA players have rejected the league's latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.


Union executive director Billy Hunter says the players' association is prepared to file antitrust action against the NBA. He says this is the best situation for "players can get their due process."

The pending anti-trust lawsuit -- which the players announced earlier today following the disbanding of the NBPA --- will take months and should definitely end the 2011 NBA season.

Unfortunately for NBA fans, the 2011 season appears on the precipice of complete collapse.

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2011 NBA Lockout: BRI Talks Stall, Lockout Continues

It appears the NBA lockout will continue for another day. After promising signs last night, the NBA owners and the National Basketball Player's Association (NBPA) appeared on the brink of completing a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Instead, negotiations hit yet another roadblock.

Brian Windhorst reported the problem sourced from the specifics of the BRI agreement:

@WindhorstESPN: League source said talks broke when players wouldn't accept less than 52% of BRI. No talks scheduled. More cancellations today.

While Adrian Wojnarowski clarifies that the BRI is only part of the problem:

@WojYahooNBA: Another source says BRI was only "partly" of breakdown in talks.

Analysts expect and hope the negotiations will finish sometime next week, but as soon as this evening, NBA Commissioner David Stern is expected to announce more cancelled games.

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NBA Cancels Two Weeks Of 2011-12 Season

After seven hours of bargaining, the NBA and the players failed to reach a resolution for a new collective bargaining agreement. As a result, commissioner David Stern announced on Monday night that the first two weeks of the season have been canceled. Apparently, both sides are still far apart on many major issues, reports Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

For the Denver Nuggets, this means that they lose the first five games of the regular season. That's two road games (Portland, Lakers) and three games at the Pepsi Center (Golden State, Cleveland, Portland). The longer this stalemate in negotiations proliferates, more games will be canceled. Up next would be a home game against Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 16.

This is the second time in 13 years that regular season NBA games have been missed.

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NBA Preseason Canceled, 1st Two Weeks Of Regular Season Could Be Next

With the first half of the NBA preseason canceled, NBA commissioner David Stern has canceled the remainder of the preseason. Stern announced this at the end of Tuesday's bargaining session to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. As David Aldridge reports, Stern also said that the first two weeks of the NBA regular season will be canceled on Monday if a deal is not reached. During the day's session, Stern claims the owners offered a 50-50 revenue split, but, said NBA union director Billy Hunter, that was after the owners took out $350 million out of the total revenue.

For the Denver Nuggets, this means that two preseason home games (vs. Timberwolves, Suns) and three preseason away games (at Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Minnesota) have been canceled. It is unlikely a deal will be reached by Monday since the two sides have no more meetings scheduled. That would force the cancellation of five regular season games for the Nuggets.

The Nuggets are still scheduled to open the season on Nov. 3 on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers. TNT will have the broadcast should the game be played. The fifth game is on Nov. 11 on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers. ESPN would broadcast cast it if it happens.

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