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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 03:11 AM
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Owners, players reach handshake deal to end lockout
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Source: Yahoo Sports

Owners, players reach handshake deal to end lockout
Adrian Wojnarowski

By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports 27 minutes ago

The NBA and the Players Association have reached a tentative agreement to end the five-month old lockout and start the season on December 25.

After 16 hours of negotiations Friday, the two sides reached a handshake agreement a little after 3 a.m.

Both sides must still get final vote approval from owners and players to finalize the agreement

NBA Commissioner David Stern is holding a joint news conference with Players Association executive director Billy Hunter and Players Association president Derek Fisher(notes) at 3:40 a.m. in New York.

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  -Owners, players reach handshake deal to end lockout ellisonz  Nov-26-11 03:11 AM   #0 
  - Too bad...  WillParkinson   Nov-26-11 03:14 AM   #1 
  - Go Celtics!  ellisonz   Nov-26-11 03:17 AM   #2 
  - I'm hopeful the players will reject the offer...  WillParkinson   Nov-26-11 03:19 AM   #3 
     - Lotta other people are going back to work...  ellisonz   Nov-26-11 03:21 AM   #4 
        - Agree 100%.  ChazII   Nov-26-11 10:18 AM   #11 
           - That's how it is in a lot of place.  ellisonz   Nov-26-11 10:12 PM   #24 
              - And for them I'm glad...  WillParkinson   Nov-27-11 02:30 PM   #31 
  - You know...  harrose   Nov-27-11 10:37 AM   #25 
     - You know...  WillParkinson   Nov-27-11 02:23 PM   #30 
  - Damn.  bluestateguy   Nov-26-11 03:22 AM   #5 
  - Great!  Sherman A1   Nov-26-11 03:26 AM   #6 
  - Both sides realized that nobody else cared that there was no NBA  ChairmanAgnostic   Nov-26-11 07:16 AM   #7 
  - Except millions of NBA fans.,,?  blueclown   Nov-26-11 08:06 AM   #8 
     - For real...  ellisonz   Nov-26-11 11:50 AM   #13 
     - Baseball is a far superior game than basketball...end of story.  jorno67   Nov-26-11 06:26 PM   #20 
     - You know, you really have to wonder.  blueclown   Nov-26-11 09:21 PM   #21 
        - I've really felt like responding...  ellisonz   Nov-26-11 09:24 PM   #22 
        - You don't remember the baseball lockout?  northzax   Nov-27-11 10:57 AM   #26 
           - DU wasn't around in 1994.  blueclown   Nov-27-11 07:21 PM   #32 
     - i know!  shanti   Nov-27-11 11:04 AM   #28 
  - That's a relief  BeyondGeography   Nov-26-11 08:14 AM   #9 
  - Yes they were...  ellisonz   Nov-26-11 01:04 PM   #15 
     - Frazier and Monroe in the backcourt  BeyondGeography   Nov-26-11 10:09 PM   #23 
  - Some people will undoubtedly be happy but  lunatica   Nov-26-11 09:48 AM   #10 
  - Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.  ellisonz   Nov-26-11 11:47 AM   #12 
     - Not very many  northzax   Nov-27-11 11:01 AM   #27 
  - Who cares? won't change my life one bit...nt  Dream Girl   Nov-26-11 12:11 PM   #14 
  - Neither will the new Mars Rover...  ellisonz   Nov-26-11 01:05 PM   #16 
  - Can't start the season soon enough  indypaul   Nov-26-11 01:18 PM   #17 
  - Now we'll get to see how much people really cared.  hughee99   Nov-26-11 04:56 PM   #18 
  - Too bad, less sports means less stupidified sheep.  Odin2005   Nov-26-11 06:17 PM   #19 
  - I don't think I'm going to watch this year ...  Fantastic Anarchist   Nov-27-11 11:24 AM   #29 

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