NBA Cancels Two More Weeks of Games

October 24th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

From ESPN.com:

The NBA plans to cancel two more weeks of its regular season, a source told the New York Daily News.

This would be the third time commissioner David Stern has postponed games as the league’s lockout of the players continues. The NBA had previously canceled the preseason and the first two weeks of its regular season which was set to begin on Nov. 1.

It’s barely news at this point, but as the labor talks continue and an agreement isn’t reached, the season will continue to erode in two-week chunks. I’m sure most of you know this, but the owners in recent weeks have allegedly taken a hard line on their position that BRI must be split 50-50; their insistence of a 50-50 split is making it difficult to negotiate anything else in the new CBA. And Dan Gilbert is supposedly one of the leaders of this “the players must agree to a 50-50 split or we won’t discuss anything with them” strategy. Do with that information what you will.

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