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BAMAPHIN 22
08-04-2011, 07:08 PM
NBA Players Association chief Billy Hunter says that NBA owners and players are so far apart in labor talks, the entire 2011-12 regular-season will be canceled.

That's the bleak outlook and prediction from Hunter, who said if he "had to bet on it," the entire upcoming season will be lost due to the lockout.

"We're $800 million apart per year," Hunter said at an American Bar Association conference in Baltimore on Wednesday, two days after the players and owners met for three hours and failed to make any progress on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Hunter believes that a new faction of hard-line owners is making it impossible for commissioner David Stern to make a deal.

"The circumstances have changed among his constituency," said Hunter. "In the last six or seven years, there is a new group of owners to come in who paid a premium for their franchises, and what they're doing is kind of holding his feet to the fire."

Asked whether there would be a season, Hunter said: "If I had to bet on it at this moment, I would probably say no."


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/2011/08/04/2011-08-04_entire_nba_season_will_be_canceled_predicts_players_union_boss_billy_hunter_afte.html

PhinsPhan11
08-04-2011, 07:26 PM
This sucks, but at least I have football and hockey to fall back on.

Gonzo
08-04-2011, 07:33 PM
I stopped watching this league years ago, so no big loss for me. I feel bad for the crooked refs though.

CedarPhin
08-04-2011, 07:39 PM
If the NBA season disappeared, would anyone notice?

PhinsPhan11
08-04-2011, 07:42 PM
If the NBA season disappeared, would anyone notice?
Probably not until February.

Gonzo
08-05-2011, 08:37 AM
Probably not until February.
Nope, that's when the focus on NCAA starts to ramp up :lol:

PhinzN703
08-05-2011, 09:41 AM
Doesn't exactly make me feel good when my Spurs were on their last legs last year :(

Gonzo
08-05-2011, 09:44 AM
Doesn't exactly make me feel good when my Spurs were on their last legs last year :(

Well, you did have a great run, so I don't think you'll get any sympathy on this site. :lol:

PhinsPhan11
08-05-2011, 09:46 AM
Nope, that's when the focus on NCAA starts to ramp up :lol:
Good point, then maybe April.

Gonzo
08-05-2011, 09:53 AM
Good point, then maybe April.
NFL draft.

PhinzN703
08-05-2011, 11:51 AM
Well, you did have a great run, so I don't think you'll get any sympathy on this site. :lol:

You're right. This site isn't for the weary or suicidal :d-day:

uga3406
08-08-2011, 07:58 PM
good lets hope so

Dolfan3773
08-08-2011, 08:48 PM
Not good for the Miami Heat.... :(