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    NBPA Exec "99% sure of a lockout" next summer

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5840275

    NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter said Monday he is "99 percent sure" there will be a lockout next summer.

    "I think it's highly probable that there will be a lockout and that's what I'm preparing for because I don't see anything else right now," Hunter said.
    "I think the message has to be driven home to I guess that hawkish group of owners that if they're inclined, if they want to lock us out -- because we're not going to strike -- if they want to lock us out and they want to pull the roof down on themselves, then hey, have at it," Hunter said.

    Both Hunter and Stern have said progress must be made by February's All-Star break to reduce fears of the first work stoppage since 1998. Hunter isn't sure it'll come by then, saying he's "waiting for some sign, some movement from the owners that they want to reach a reasonable deal.

    "Right now they're being unreasonable and I can't tell you when reason's going to set in," he said.
    The tennis match continues...

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    Don't mean to be a nerd, but how did they get the 99%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Walls Era View Post
    Don't mean to be a nerd, but how did they get the 99%?
    Rhetoric.

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    No Football or Basketball? :suicide:

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Walls Era View Post
    Don't mean to be a nerd, but how did they get the 99%?
    Probably just trying to send a message through the media that the players are prepared for this and won't cave in. I don't take much out of comments like this, because that is usually the intended goal. I'm not saying their won't be a lock out, just that these comments don't influence my thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpackers12 View Post
    No Football or Basketball? :suicide:
    always boring hockey

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    I hope there is a lockout for eternity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Walls Era View Post
    always boring hockey
    Might be a good way for Soccer, like the MLS and European game, to gain popularity since nothing else will be on in the Winter.
    "You don't choose to be a Liverpool fan. You get chosen."
    Kenny Dalglish

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    So no NBA or NFL in 2012? The Mayans were right..

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    These problems always get fixed, I wouldn't sweat it

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    They need to realize that the fans are the ones that are most important
    Yeah.

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    If there isn't football and basketball next season I might have to follow soccer. They better fix this ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAKERMANIA View Post
    So no NBA or NFL in 2012? The Mayans were right..
    lol
    Bruins, Chargers, Blue Jays, Raptors

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Walls Era View Post
    always boring hockey
    Unless your a fan of the Red Wings!

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    Time for the NHL to shine
    "If beer has never touched your lips, if you never dropped the mitts or packed a lip, you are not a hockey player, and if you are, chances are your not a very good one"

    Toddy Bertuzzi

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