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NBA 2012/2013

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Any news when this lockout will be sorted, I know we all knew it was coming up but since NBA 2K12 is out soon im getting hyped for new season.

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I'm not hopeful about the season even happening. The owners can't even get on the same page with each other, let alone agree a deal with the players

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Quite a few players joining european teams.

Hope they come to some type of agreement, don't want there to be no season at all!

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Representatives for NBA owners and players will meet twice this week, perhaps only days before training camps would have to be postponed without a new labor deal.

Staffs from both sides will meet Wednesday without leadership from either side, a person with knowledge of the plans said Tuesday. Commissioner David Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, union executive director Billy Hunter, president Derek Fisher of the Lakers and other top negotiators would rejoin the talks for another meeting Thursday.

Without a breakthrough then, the NBA would likely be out of time before being forced to make changes to the calendar.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the meeting details are supposed to remain confidential.

Camps have been expected to open Oct. 3. During the 1998 lockout that reduced the season to 50 games, camps that were scheduled to begin Oct. 5 were postponed on Sept. 24.

The Nov. 1 start of the regular season could even be in jeopardy with the sides still fighting over the salary cap structure. Players were planning to make what Hunter called a "significant" financial concession during a full bargaining session last Tuesday, but that fell through when owners rejected the union's insistence that the current cap system remain intact as a condition of their money move.

Both sides then met with their members Thursday. Owners were in Dallas, where they were updated on the labor talks and discussed an enhanced revenue sharing system that Stern said is coming once the deal with the players is complete.

The union has argued it should be part of these negotiations, believing owners could address their losses by sharing better among themselves.

Owners also want a larger portion of basketball revenues after players were guaranteed 57 percent in the old collective bargaining agreement that expired when June 30 ended. Players had proposed lowering that to 54.3 percent before the lockout began, and though it's not clear how much lower they were prepared to go last week, Stern indicated it had them moving in the right direction toward agreement on that aspect.

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The NBA has announced that the entire 114-game preseason schedule has been canceled because a new collective bargaining agreement has not been reached with the National Basketball Players Association.

Cricket ftw

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Fack.

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Pre season was always unrealistic. Some if not all of the season will have to be lost

Kobe signing in Bologna for 10 games, will bank $3.3m

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Damn

The NBA dont wanna give King James his ring :angry:

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this happened in the NHL a few years back, they came to an agreement half way through the season, played 42 instead of 82.

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Late 90s it happend in NBA, only played 50 games in end

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they should use this opportunity to stagger the season so it starts at the end of nfl season, lets say january

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Dont really know what they cant agree on tbh, they've already got millions so bickering about money makes no sense at all. Just play ball ffs

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Was looking forward in seeing Kemba

Also John Wall to progess, done very well for his rookie season

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NBA 2K12 out today :Y:

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wanted to see how kemba did too

uconn was my college team last yr

donno how i will follow this yr

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Wtf

Americans are fucking drama queens, what a load of shit.

I suppose they have to create some drama to fill the void of no ball.

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Bare hate for Lebron <<<<<<<<<

smh

But they will be loving him next summer

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Most of what he said is true though.

The true greats in the past have their rings. Its all well and good man can win a game on his own, but whne there is no ring at the end.....

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Most of what he said is true though.

The true greats in the past have their rings. Its all well and good man can win a game on his own, but whne there is no ring at the end.....

Not really...

Patrick Ewing, Charles barkley, John Stockton, Karl Malone etc dont have rings yet they're all hall of famers and among the greatest players ever.

Lebrons just a target.

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Most of what he said is true though.

The true greats in the past have their rings. Its all well and good man can win a game on his own, but whne there is no ring at the end.....

Not really...

Patrick Ewing, Charles barkley, John Stockton, Karl Malone etc dont have rings yet they're all hall of famers and among the greatest players ever.

Lebrons just a target.

The hate is too much

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Any update on this lockout?

I wanna start a season on NBA2K12 but waiting just incase they update with this years rookies.

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Start the game imo. If there's a season it will probably start in December/January and run for 50ish games. This is what happened in the last lockout in 1998

The owners always want the players to miss 3 or 4 paychecks and then test their resolve.

Most of what he said is true though.

The true greats in the past have their rings. Its all well and good man can win a game on his own, but whne there is no ring at the end.....

Not really...

Patrick Ewing, Charles barkley, John Stockton, Karl Malone etc dont have rings yet they're all hall of famers and among the greatest players ever.

Lebrons just a target.

tbf all of those players all got stick during/after their careers for not winning rings, and none of them referred to themselves as the King or the Chosen One.

ESPN are just trolling for viewers and NBA interest anyway, Skip Bayless is the Lebron hater not Stephen A. this is some contrived role reversal soap opera for ratings as Flojo said

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Dwight Howard was asked about his free agent future in an interview with Esquire's Scott Raab.

“I just don’t know what else I can do (in Orlando),” said Howard.

Asked by Raab if he sees himself in a much larger market, Howard said, “There’s more you can do in a bigger place. I’m stuck in a tough position because I feel like right now, where I’m at, I’ve done so much.

“And I just don’t know what else I can do. I can’t live for everybody else. I don’t know what decision I’m gonna make as of right now. It’s been crazy. Everybody wants me to come here, come play here, come to our team, do this. It’s a great feeling, though, to be wanted.”

Raab then said, “You’re gone. I can feel it.”

Howard responds, “The toughest part for me is the city — the people. They’ve got burgers named after me in Orlando, they’ve got a Web site saying, “Please stay.” I love the people in the city. I’ve literally sat on the bench with a towel on my head crying, because I feel the passion in the stands. I just think about what’s going to be best for what I want to accomplish in my life. And I don’t want that door to close on me, wherever that door is. I don’t want it to close.”

Come to L.A. :Y:

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if i could ball like lebron id have a hard time staying humble but yeah bit premature with all the king stuff

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