After a 149-day lockout, NBA owners and players agreed to a tentative new collective bargaining agreement that will salvage a 66-game season. Both sides appear to have compromised in order to avoid canceling the season for the first time in NBA history.
As the NBA lockout wears on, some players are taking it harder than others. Delonte West, for one, is growing concerned about his family and how he’s going to pay his bills while the league is on hiatus.
New York Knicks guard Andy Rautins is trying to save up his money during the NBA’s lockout. So he’s done with many young Americans have done: he’s moved back in with his folks.
Having already axed the first two weeks of the basketball season due to a standoff with players, NBA officials will announce that another two weeks will be canceled, according to the New York Daily News.
That’s another 102 games off the schedule, and will keep the season from starting any earlier than Nov. 28.
With the NBA embroiled in a lockout, some cities are set to lose out on massive amounts of revenue, but Memphis is one city is looking to fight back.
The Memphis City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday that will reportedly “explore all options” to go after the league to recover losses; as the lockout rolls on, a lawsuit is increasingly possible.
Are NBA players planning to launch their own league?
Amare Stoudemire says that they’re giving it “serious” consideration if the NBA decides to cancel the season. League officials have already nixed the first two weeks of the season over the labor dispute.
If NBA owners and players don’t come to an agreement by Monday to put an end to the current lockout, the first two weeks of the regular season will be canceled.
Complicating matters is the fact that talks won’t take place on Friday or Saturday in observance of the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur.