In an NBA statement, spokesman Michael Bass said, "We are in communication with both ESPN and Mark Cuban about this matter."
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"A lockout is something that we are trying to avoid by making multiple offers that treat our players fairly," league spokesman Michael Bass said in an email to The Associated Press. "We are dismayed by the union's unfortunate rhetoric."
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