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  1. TrueHoop TV: Royce White rapid fire

    Henry Abbott

    Rockets rookie forward Royce White has yet to play a regular season NBA game because of an enduring negotiation with his team about caring for his anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. But, in a breakthrough, White says he's due to take the floo...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  2. Owners on David Stern's CBA

    Henry Abbott

    In today's New York Times, Mark Heisler reports on an exchange, between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and NBA commissioner David Stern, from the early days of the NBA labor negotiations: Several people in the room, none of whom wanted to be quoted ...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  3. The NBA needs basketball

    Henry Abbott

    I don't even remember what the question was, but David Stern's answer smacked me upside the head. "Welcome to the NBA!" he blurted out on Wednesday evening's Chris Paul conference call, "where life is a continuous negotiation." Too true! Too am...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: "With the goal of trying to save an NBA season that would start on Christmas Day, representatives for the league and its locked-out players will meet today to resume negotiations that secretly began Monday. Wh...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "Spurs owner Peter Holt has been walking a tightrope as the primary NBA owner in the labor negotiations because of his role as the chairman of the league's labor relations committee. That role has led many...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  6. Eight reasons this will end in negotiations

    Henry Abbott

    When Billy Hunter says that "collective bargaining has completely broken down" it's easy to believe. The union is lawyering up. The league is lawyering up. The players will not be shoved around and are willing to walk away from vast piles of cash ...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "This round of negotiations is being conducted with small groups on each side. Stern was joined by Silver, the San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt - who heads the N.B.A.'s labor relations committee - and the league's...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  8. If basketball means anything to owners ...

    Henry Abbott

    ... missing a season now would be sheer lunacy. As the two sides make their latest negotiations push in New York, there will be real residual complaints from both sides of the table. But the idea that any of them could be worth shutting down the l...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: "Michael Jordan has stepped knee-deep into these negotiations. Numerous media reports named Jordan as the de facto leader of a small-market faction pushing for the toughest negotiating stance. Sources with know...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  10. A battle fit for the big screen

    Henry Abbott

    A few people who have really followed the twists and turns of these labor negotiations have suggested it would make a good movie, kind of like that Facebook movie only with famous athletes and racial overtones. I laughed it off. Until now. S...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: 'Negotiations to end the N.B.A. lockout will resume Saturday amid a new threat to labor peace: a disillusioned faction of players. About 50 players, including some All-Stars, are planning a drive to dissolve their u...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  12. What is there to talk about?

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty ImagesClues to the negotiations' next steps, from Billy Hunter's Thursday speech. Leaders of the NBA and the players' association are back at it once more, less than a week after the best efforts of one of the world's most re...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "When negotiations ended after 13 hours spread over two days, with little meaningful progress shown in all these months, the NBA and its players blamed each other. Both sides were right. They are both to blam...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  14. NBA lockout -- David Stern on starting season on time says everyt...

    Henry Abbott

    Both sides in the NBA labor negotiations agree that if the owners and players do not make significant progress in CBA talks soon, then logistics will dictate that the scheduled Nov. 1 start of the regular season will become impossible.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  15. Billy Hunter's position

    Henry Abbott

    On Stephen A. Smith's show , Billy Hunter, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, said some fascinating things about the state of negotiations. On predicting the future: I think I'll be back on your show in another t...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  16. Negotiations continue, in a way

    Henry Abbott

    The league and players are not meeting with each other, but that doesn't mean today couldn't be a hugely important day in terms of saving the season. The action is in Dallas This NBA Board of Governors meeting promises to be a lively one, with ...

    Blog | September 15, 2011