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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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