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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Rick Buchanan
NBA owners and players were engaged in another marathon session Friday, meeting for more than 15 hours in talks aimed at ending the 148-day lockout in time to save the league's Christmas Day schedule.
A person familiar with the deal says NBA owners and players have reached a tentative agreement to end the lockout.
NBA owners and players resumed talks Friday aimed at ending the 148-day lockout in time to save the league's Christmas Day schedule.
NBA owners and players met for more than 11 hours Friday in an attempt to end the 148-day lockout in time to save the league's Christmas Day schedule.
After filing two separate antitrust lawsuits against the league in different states, NBA players are consolidating their efforts and have turned to the courts in Minnesota as their chosen venue.
As Commissioner David Stern's deadline passed, the NBA and its players continued negotiating Wednesday in an attempt to end the lockout.
"This is consistent with Mr. Boies' inappropriate shopping for a forum that he can only hope will be friendlier to his baseless legal claims," Rick Buchanan, NBA executive vice president and general counsel, said in a statement.