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NBA Lockout

LOL. NBA OUT LOCK LOCK LOL. A PLAY BY PLAY OF THE NBA LOCKOUT The NBA and the Players Union agree to a new 6-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) First-round draft pick contracts changed to 2 years guaranteed with 3rd and 4th year team options JUNE 21 Luxury tax goes in effect for every season Maximum contracts are reduced from 7 years if re-signing with current team, and 6 years if signing with a new team JUNE 21 2005 Age minimum changed to 19 years; American players must be 1 year out of college The NBA D-League is introduced 2009 NBA commissioner David Stern and Players Union executive, Billy Hunter, are considering reopening negotiations for the 2011 CBA "We will do everything possible to reach a deal. FEB. 15 Whether or not that means we will reopen before the expiration of the current contract's conclusion is an- other question. But I can say to you that we are anxious to reach a deal," -Billy Hunter NBA officials will not exercise an option to extend the CBA for the '11-12 seasonv AUG. 5 Discussions will begin over All-star weekend in Dallas 2010 DEC. 18 ALLSTAR JULY 2 Players Union receives the 1st proposal from the NBA and it's owners DALLAS-2010 The Players Union suggests keeping the current 'soft' cap, and luxury tax. Union also wants to improve the revenue sharing amongst the teams. JAN. 29 FEB. 14 Stern informs the public that the league will lose $400 million this season With Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, and Dwayne Wade in attendance, the NBA and the Players Union issue a statement Proposal suggests cutting player contracts to a maximum of 4 years JAN. 29 NBA and the owners want a 'hard' salary cap FEB. 14 Players Union rejects the proposal "The NBA and NBPA held a four-hour bargaining meeting today that included constructive dialogue and a productive exchange of information. While we still have much work to do, it was encouraging how many players and owners participated in the process and all pledged to continue to work together. We all agreed to meet again before training camp. ост. 21 "Hopefully the league can figure out one day how it can go back to the situation like it was in the 80s," James said. "... The league was great. It wasn't as watered down as it is. You had more (star) players on a team, which Ост. 22 Stern reveals that the NBA wants to 'drastically' slash player salaries made almost every Players Union president Derek Fischer reacts to game anticipated ..." Stern's statements -LeBron James "I can't speculate on what his intent with the comment was. It may be accurately how he feels, but for us -- myself and my players -- we're steadfast and focused on finding resolutions and continuing to create and come up with ways that we can actually get a deal done. We have a responsibility to protect as many jobs as we can." ĀLL- STAR -Derek Fischer LA * 2011 Union sends a memo to all players in support of NBA players signing and playing overseas The NBA and Players Union will meet over All-Star 2011 break in Los Angeles JAN. 20 JAN. 20 New Jersey Nets guard, Deron Williams signs with Turkey's Besiktas. JULY 13 The NBA issues a proposal. The Union files a lawsuit to prevent a lockout The NBA announces it will lock out the players. "We have urged the Board to investigate this matter quickly and to seek an injunction against the NBA's unlawful bargaining practices and its JULY 16 unlawful lockout threat, -Players Union JULY 16 China issues a statement that they will only contract NBA free-agents and the players must stay for the full Chinese season There is a clause in the contract allowing Deron to opt-out once the NBA lockout is over AUG. 19 "I don't feel optimistic. I don't feel optimistic about the players' willingness to engage in a serious way," -David Stern Denver Nuggets Wilson Chandler signs 10 days later with Chinese team Zhejiang Guangsha. SEPT. 7 The NBA and Players Union tell the public they are keeping the discussions private The NBA and Players Union hold another 6 hour meeting, with promising outcomes AUG. 31 "Time is running down, not necessarily out, but I think we all feel in the room that if we continue to work at it we can possibly find a way to get a deal done. "At some point, before you can try and make any attempt at any large progress, you have to involve all the respective members that are ultimately going to make the decisions, so we felt it was best to try to do that at this time and Tuesday "-Derek Fischer we'll give (it) a shot, -David Stern SEPT. 12 Talks resume for the 3rd week in a row, and still no agreement has been reached Michael Jordan, gets fined $100K for a statement made about the NBA lockout SEPT. 15 SEPT. 13 Jordan said the NBA's current model was"broken" all training camps and preseason games between Oct 9-15 are canceled indefinitely. Both the NBA and the SEPT. 22 and called for revenue sharing for small market teams such as his Bobcats and the Milwaukee Bucks, -NBA.com Players Union hold separate meetings and claim both sides are united in their negotiations. Billy Hunter requests key NBA players, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant to join the weekends upcoming meetings With more players, such as; Paul Pierce, Lebron James and Dwayne Wade sitting in on the meeting, Dwayne Wade and David Stern have a tense exchange. SEPT. 28 SEPT. 29 SEPT. 29 Kobe Bryant agrees to a 10-game $3million contract to play with Italy's Virtus Bologna After various meetings throughout the last week, no agreements are met and Stern reveals that the first 2 weeks of the regular season will be canceled. "Italy is my home. It's where my dream of playing in the NBA started. This is where I learned the fundamentals, learned to shoot, to pass and to (move) without the ball," -Kobe Bryant ост. 10 24 SO WHAT'S THE NEXT PLAY?

NBA Lockout

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