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Heath
06-21-2005, 12:06 PM
Dear NHL,

This is how to do things.

Sincerely,

The NBA


NBA, players' union reportedly close to deal

FOXSports.com
Posted: 2 hours ago


Lawyers for the National Basketball Association and its players' union will meet in New York Tuesday, and the two sides are thought to be close to agreeing in principle on a six-year collective bargaining agreement which would end the threat of a lockout, according to a report in The New York Times.

The Times, citing two unnamed sources close to the negotiations, also reported that a deal could be wrapped up in the next 24 to 72 hours.
Commissioner David Stern and players' union executive director Billy Hunter traded barbs during the first week of the finals. But it appears that both sides are eager to establish a new collective bargaining agreement.

Three players and three owners joined lawyers and league executives for a Friday bargaining session, which lasted close to 12 hours. After the meeting, NBA deputy commissioner Russ Granik reported significant progress while Billy Hunter sounded optimistic.

If a deal is reached this week, it will still need to be ratified by the union, which is having its annual meetings in Las Vegas on June 27.

westofyou
06-21-2005, 12:08 PM
After the meeting, NBA deputy commissioner Russ Granik reported significant progress while Billy Hunter sounded optimisti

That's the same press release the NHL has been issuing since December.

Steve4192
06-21-2005, 12:11 PM
After the meeting, NBA deputy commissioner Russ Granik reported significant progress while Billy Hunter sounded optimistic.

... moments later commissioner David Stern emerged from behind the podium, removing his rubber-gloved hand from the Hunter's posterior. He was last heard saying "let this be a lesson to you Billy ... do not incur the wrath of the almighty commish". Stern then proceeded to melt Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy with his heat vision before leaving the room.

cumberlandreds
06-21-2005, 02:54 PM
Dear NHL,

This is how to do things.

Sincerely,

The NBA


NBA, players' union reportedly close to deal

FOXSports.com
Posted: 2 hours ago


Lawyers for the National Basketball Association and its players' union will meet in New York Tuesday, and the two sides are thought to be close to agreeing in principle on a six-year collective bargaining agreement which would end the threat of a lockout, according to a report in The New York Times.

The Times, citing two unnamed sources close to the negotiations, also reported that a deal could be wrapped up in the next 24 to 72 hours.
Commissioner David Stern and players' union executive director Billy Hunter traded barbs during the first week of the finals. But it appears that both sides are eager to establish a new collective bargaining agreement.

Three players and three owners joined lawyers and league executives for a Friday bargaining session, which lasted close to 12 hours. After the meeting, NBA deputy commissioner Russ Granik reported significant progress while Billy Hunter sounded optimistic.

If a deal is reached this week, it will still need to be ratified by the union, which is having its annual meetings in Las Vegas on June 27.

Send it to MLB too! I think their CBA expires after next season.

Chip R
06-21-2005, 02:59 PM
It looks like there is going to be an age limit too. Players have to be 19 by draft day before they are eligible.

Roy Tucker
06-21-2005, 03:20 PM
It looks like there is going to be an age limit too. Players have to be 19 by draft day before they are eligible.
Look for NCAA schools to start offering a 1 year pre-NBA degree.

Heath
06-21-2005, 04:36 PM
Send it to MLB too! I think their CBA expires after next season.

Dear rest of pro sports leagues....

Remember our issues 72,76,81,85,90,94.

Sincerely, MLB


Dear MLB -

Thanks for screwing up and making it easier for us.

Sincerely, The NFL aka - league of non-guaranteed contracts :D