NBA Basketball Season Will Start on Xmas Day Based on Tentative Agreement Reached

| November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

This has to be great news to many basketball fans that have been on edge since the players announced that there would be a lockout. The collective bargaining agreement which was reached during the early morning hours in New York City means that barring any unforeseen difficulties the players will be back in uniform as early as December 9th and on the court playing on Christmas day.

The joint announcement, delivered by Stern, Hunter, deputy commissioner Adam Silver, San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt and union executives Derek Fisher and Maurice Evans just after 3 a.m. in a conference room at the New York offices of Weil, Gottschalk & Manages LLP, came after a tumultuous, 15-hour negotiating session that, according to those in the room, nearly derailed several times during the evening.

“Despite some bumps this evening,” said a bleary-eyed Stern, “the greater good required us to knock ourselves out and come to this tentative understanding.”

Once the deal was announced NBA players took to their twitter pages to express their relief that a deal had been reached:

Source: SI


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