NBA cancels first two weeks of season
Oh man, that is just all bad that a season has to start like that:(
Two weeks of the NBA season are gone and more are in jeopardy because of what Commissioner David Stern calls “the gulf that separates us” in labor negotiations.
Sticking to his deadline, Stern wiped out the first two weeks of the season — exactly 100 games — after more than seven hours of negotiations failed to produce a new labor deal and preserve the Nov. 1 season openers.
The NBA announced today that it has canceled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season because a new collective bargaining agreement has not been reached with the National Basketball Players Association. This cancellation includes all games originally scheduled to be played through November 14.
“Despite extensive efforts, we have not been able to reach a new agreement with the players’ union that allows all 30 teams to be able to compete for a championship while fairly compensating our players,” NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said.
Refunds plus interest are available for all NBA season-ticket holders for all preseason and regular-season games that are canceled.