NBA lockout update: More canceled games being expected, reports say

By on Oct 25, 2011 in Basketball, Sports, United States, World Comments

Updated: November 6, 2011 5:50 p.m.

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The ongoing NBA lockout is being expected to continue and more games will be canceled or at least two more weeks of its season, due to labor issues between team owners and players union.

NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter
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According to NY Daily News on late Monday, October 24, 2011, a source familiar with the issue told them that there will be more canceled NBA games which will be announced formally this Tuesday.

As noted in the report, both parties have not yet agreed on the labor dispute and at least 102 NBA games will be canceled, in addition with the cancellation of its first two weeks this season as well as the preseason games.

Apparently, the additional canceled games were said to be until November 28 and NBA Commissioner David Stern has not yet announced any formal announcement of any future meeting with both sides.

Locked-out NBA players reportedly said they are willing return to the bargaining table, but they are not going to accept the owners’ demand of accepting a 50-50 split so that the talks will resume.

“I will call them to see if they want to get back together,” of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Executive Director Billy Hunter was quoted in ESPN podcast on Monday.

“But if they still say they’ll only meet if I accept their 50-50 (proposal), to me that’s a non-starter. I can’t agree to meet if I don’t know what is going to happen on the other issues. That is intolerable.” Hunter added.

Later, reports say that talks will resume on Wednesday, October 26 and US President Barack Obama said that the NBA lockout should be settled once and for all, just like the NFL did.

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