Friday, November 11, 2011

2011 NBA Lockout news

NBA Lockout 2011

The two sides of the NBA Lockout tried negotiating for nearly 11 hours yesterday. The NBA presented a proposal to the players that needs to be agreed to by next week, and could result in a 72-game season that would begin on December 15, 2011.

NBA Commissioner David Stern said, "There is nothing left to negotiate about." Stating that they have, "done everything possible that was possible to do."

If the two sides of the argument cannot come together on a decision, it is reported that players will quickly move toward decertifying the union or issue a disclaimer of interest, either of these options would allow the players to file antitrust litigation that would more than likely jeopardize the whole 2011-2012 NBA basketball season.

So far, the NBA Lockout has lasted 134 days, as of last Friday, and has been the result of 221 preseason and regular season games being canceled.

Hopefully, the answer to peoples question, "When will the 2011 NBA season start?", or, "When will the NBA Lockout end?" will be December 15, 2011. We'll see what happens in the next week with the current proposal.