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Report: Talks involve Christmas tip-off

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08:13 AM ET 11.24 | NBA fans may have an extra special gift for them this holiday season. Negotiations to end the N.B.A. lockout have quietly resumed, with the goal of reaching a deal in time to stage a 66-game season that would start Christmas Day. The talks began in earnest on Tuesday and are expected to continue on Friday, according to two people informed of the talks. If a deal is reached this weekend, it would give the league the approximately four-week window it needs to prepare for a Dec. 25 opening day. That date is enticing to everyone involved, allowing the league to take advantage of the holiday setting and a captive television audience that, they hope, might be in a forgiving mood.

The New York Times

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November 24, 2011  08:51 AM ET

I've always hated the Christmas games.

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November 24, 2011  09:17 AM ET

I hope three ghost visit David Stern, Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher this Christmas.

November 24, 2011  09:17 AM ET

The "union" must have realized that the fans don't really give a crap about them or them playing or not! Now that they are 'struggling to put food on the table", they are back at the table for a sandwich.

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November 24, 2011  09:54 AM ET

I definitely want a season as well. However, if the full MLE goes to both "non-tax" teams and "tax" teams, this proves that the owners were strictly out for a money grab, not "competitive balance"...but we knew that already.

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November 24, 2011  10:42 AM ET

In Need Of Some Holiday Jeer, Bros?

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November 24, 2011  11:23 AM ET
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I have my own season via NBA Jam on fire edition....who cares what they do at this point????

NBA jam? Why not 2k12?

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