NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement

Miami Heat owner casts protest vote against new CBA

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Micky Arison was supposed to be one of he doves. He took a $500,000 fine for tweeting he was not one of the hardline owners. He was one of the owners who wanted to make a deal and get back to basketball. Or so we thought. Then comes this note: Heat owner Micky Arison is revealing that he [more]

Owners get a new “LeBron Rule” in NBA labor deal

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There was a whole lot about the NBA lockout that was really about LeBron James. About who has the power, the owners or players. But some things are more specific than others. Like this note from the Sports Business Journal (via Eye on Basketball). NBA players are now prohibited from holding an ownership stake in [more]

NBA labor deal officially approved, camps set to open

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In all the excitement over Chris Paul going to the Lakers Chris Paul staying with the New Orleans Hornets, one little thing happened on Thursday not many people noticed: The players and owners approved the new NBA labor deal. It is in place and training camps are set to open Friday (even if not everyone [more]

League finds way to make bad PR situation worse by killing trade

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The only public relations move worse than the league allowing Chris Paul to be traded to the Lakers after a five-month lockout allegedly about “competitive balance” is to have David Stern come in with an iron fist and kill the deal because owners complained. Well done NBA. Well done indeed. David Stern and the league [more]

More details of labor deal NBA players are voting on

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For the players, the polls have opened. NBA owners will vote on the new NBA Collective Bargaining Ageement on Thursday. Both sides are expected to pass this — not unanimously but clearly — and by Friday we can talk trades and training camp. But first, one last look at what the two sides are voting [more]