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Nba Lockout

WNYC News

NBA Players Reject Latest Offer, Start Disbanding Union

Monday, November 14, 2011

Professional basketball players rejected the NBA's latest offer and have begun the process of disbanding the union. The decision will likely jeopardize the rest of the 2011-2012 basketball season.

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WNYC News

No Basketball Is Bad for City, Says Bloomberg

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The NBA season will be at least 100 games short this season as owners and players continue labor negotiations. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that's bad news for the economy and the city's budget in a "sports-crazy town" like New York City.

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The Takeaway

NBA Cancels Preseason

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

NBA players and owners failed to end a labor dispute on Thursday, forcing the NBA to cancel its preseason, which was supposed to begin on November 1. Mitch Lawrence, NBA columnist for The New York Daily News, reports on the latest.

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The Takeaway

NBA Lockout and Yankees Grand Slam Record

Friday, August 26, 2011

It's hurricane Friday here at the Takeaway, and someone who's never afraid to get out there in the rain is our correspondent Ibrahim Abdul-Matin. He joins us to talk some sports, including one seriously quirky stat from the baseball world when the New York Yankees continued to earn their out-sized salaries. Also, we will be looking at the NBA lockout. A recent piece by Malcolm Gladwell on Grantland.com says that the idea of basketball teams as a normal "business" is a fantasy, and so the idea of teams losing money and thus justifying the lockout is completely over the rainbow.

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