The Weekend Dime returns with the numbers that tell the tale of 2011 and news, notes and more from around the NBA.
NBA players broke off negotiations with the league Thursday night, saying there had not been enough progress to get a deal done to end the lockout.
After two years of mostly fruitless labor talks, league officials and union leaders will reconvene Friday in New York on the 92nd day of the NBA lockout for what is being widely regarded as a now-or-never weekend of negotiations
The NBA is reviewing interactions between Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul in Sunday's Celtics-Hornets game.
Marc Stein and Dirk Nowitzki fill out their MVP ballots in this edition of the Weekend Dime.
With the starters having been announced, Marc Stein names his All-Star reserves.