Report: NBA Will Cancel At Least Two More Weeks Of Season
The NBA will cancel at least two more weeks of its season, according to the New York Daily News.
A source told the Daily News that an official announcement will be made on Tuesday; the cancellations are expected be through Nov. 28 and total at least 102 more games. The first cancellations were made on Oct. 10 and ran from Nov. 1 to Nov. 14, totaling 100 games.
Last week, NBA Commissioner David Stern said that he thought the league’s Christmas Day games would be cancelled if a deal had not been reached by last Tuesday, according to the Daily News.
No more negotiations between the owners and players are scheduled, but there is a feeling that the league can get a deal before the Christmas Day games are canceled. The two sides are far apart on major “system” issues, according to the Daily News.
Owners and players have not talked since their last round of negotiations. During the last session, the owners rejected the players’ offer to take less of the split of $4 billion and lower their demands for 52.5% of the revenue if more favorable features could be added to the system. "What we told the players is that we could not trade one for the other," NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said.