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Thread: Entire NBA season will be canceled predicts players union boss

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    Entire NBA season will be canceled predicts players union boss

    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."


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    This sucks, but at least I have football and hockey to fall back on.

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    If the NBA season disappeared, would anyone notice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CedarPhin View Post
    If the NBA season disappeared, would anyone notice?
    Probably not until February.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinsPhan11 View Post
    Probably not until February.
    Nope, that's when the focus on NCAA starts to ramp up
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinzN703 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Nope, that's when the focus on NCAA starts to ramp up
    Good point, then maybe April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinsPhan11 View Post
    Good point, then maybe April.
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