Mark Cuban has an axe to grind here. I present to you, the angle on the Dirk Nowitzki story that has been unreported. You are familiar with the two boring surface level story lines being […]
While the Dallas Mavericks’ season opener against the Miami Heat was packaged with the welcome news that the NBA lockout had heard its death knell, the league on Tuesday released the team’s full 66 game schedule.
A day that included 15 hours of talks ended with a tentative agreement between NBA players and owners. If the two sides ratify the agreement, the first game for the Dallas Mavericks will be on Christmas Day.
The Dallas Mavericks are the defending NBA champions, but they may not have a chance to defend their title this year.
Officials from the NBA and players’ association will meet Wednesday, less than a week after three days of talks with a federal mediator couldn’t produce a deal to end the lockout, a person with knowledge of the plans said.
The NBA players’ association, not Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, proposed the elimination of the salary cap during negotiations aimed at ending months of labor strife, a league official said.
The NBA will announce the cancellation of two more weeks of games Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. David Stern has already canceled the preseason and the first two weeks of the season.
Christmas is traditionally the first big day of the NBA season. This year’s three-game schedule features the NBA finals rematch between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat.
Dallas acquired Fernandez in June after three seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers. He helped Spain win its second straight European Championship title Sunday.
There was little reason to be optimistic that the NBA season will start on time after the latest round of labor negotiations failed to make any progress toward ending the lockout.
Negotiators for NBA owners and players will likely meet again next week. And the league will have to offer something different to interest the players.
The memories of a thrilling NBA season might have to last for a while. There’s no telling when basketball will be back. The NBA locked out its players early Friday when its collective bargaining agreement expired