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Latest Derek Fisher Items
NBA owners and players met for about 5 1/2 hours Wednesday, plan to resume negotiations Thursday, and could even sit down again Friday.
The summer-league showdowns are cute, but they're getting old fast. Nothing against Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony - who squared off this week in an all-star gathering that also featured LeBron James - and the other NBA ballers providing Internet highlights in the lockout's wake, but it's time for some plays from Derek Fisher and the negotiating team.
There's still time for a deal to keep the entire NBA season intact, though it's running out.
Two people with knowledge of the plans say the lead negotiators for the NBA owners and players will meet Wednesday for just the second time since the lockout began.
David Stern wants progress in the NBA's collective bargaining talks by Labor Day. He may get his wish.
People with knowledge of the plans say the NBA and players' association will meet next week, fitting in a bargaining session before the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Trying to head off the chance of an antitrust lawsuit from the NBA Players Association, the league went ahead and beat the union to court.
A month into the lockout, the only change is in David Stern's mood.
David Stern returned to the bargaining table Monday and said "nothing" gave him reason for encouragement.