On the Radar: NBA labor talks, California weather, Hawaii surfing
Derek Fisher, president of the National Basketball Players Association, speaks at a press conference last week in New York.
October 4th, 2011
05:58 AM ET

On the Radar: NBA labor talks, California weather, Hawaii surfing

Three things you need to know today.

NBA lockout: The start of the NBA season could depend on what happens at a pivotal meeting Tuesday between the owners and the players in New York.

National Basketball Players Association President Derek Fisher put it like this Monday: "We are aware of the calendar. We know our backs are against the wall in terms of regular season games and what those consequences will be."

Added NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver: "We can only say we are running out of time so many times. We are getting close to the point where we are going to lose the rest of the preseason and have to start canceling regular season games."

The sometimes bitter NBA labor struggle and lockout has now stretched to three months.

Meanwhile, some of the league's top agents are urging players not to back down in the negotiations, SI.com's Sam Amick reports.

Tuesday's meeting starts at noon ET.

California weather: Temperatures in inland areas of California could be 15 to 30 degrees lower than normal over the next few days as two weather systems moving down the West Coast from the Gulf of Alaska hit the state.

The first on Tuesday will bring light rains and snow above 8,000 feet in the mountains, the National Weather Service says.

The second storm moving into the state Wednesday and Thursday will bring the big temperature drop as well as light to moderate rain west of the mountains, gusty winds and snow at elevations above 6,500 feet, forecasters said.

School surfing: Surfing, which is synonymous with the culture of Hawaii, is expected to get formal approval Tuesday as a sanctioned sport when the state board of education meets.

The proposal, if approved, would sanction surfing as a sport available in all 46 high schools in the island state.

"High schools have had surf clubs for years with informal competitions," explained Alex de Silva, a spokesman for the State Board and Department of Education.

The idea was originally proposed in 2004 but didn't go far "because we are in a tight budget situation like nearly every other school system," said de Silva. But now the plan is to seek outside corporate support for the program.

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soundoff (110 Responses)
  1. Elle

    Who's the Black hipster on the right?

    October 4, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobbie

      He Be part of the posse ,dog!

      October 4, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • NBACares?

      bbbbbbbbbbbbbarrronnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn davisssssssssss!

      October 4, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Shifter

      Sir B Diddy.

      October 4, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. boogietime

    Cancel the season. Heck cancel the league. Nobody is watching. Nobody cares. If the players want to strike because they will have to share a private jet with a team mate instead of buying their own, that is on them.

    October 4, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bobbie

    WHO CARES?!!! NBA is NOT basketball! If they would ever decide to go back to playing by the rules, maybe people would start watching again.

    October 4, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. 26

    i hope not... any league that pays a man called Metta World Peace deserves to go down in flames... no wait... the league is already going down in flames. the NBA... a game where the players have evolved passed the game and they are doing nothing to fix it. i mean i could touch the rim in 6th grade... i hope a 7ft player can dunk with no one playing defense. real tough. sweet prank, farva... no defense. showboating. athletes that are more worried about their gangster image than winning the game... guns in the locker room... the NBA is just completely in the toilet. i hope they just dont bring it back until they fix the game because it sux these days.

    October 4, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bubba

    They need to shut down the NBA players are making too much money and dont care. They no longer play, its all a show. They need to get a real job.

    October 4, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Your statement is very true. I remember back in the 90's and before where the players actually played basketball.

      October 4, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Confused

      Ya know, I used to say that the players got paid too much to play but once I looked into it, changed my mind. Do you honestly think the owners would pay these players this money if they weren't getting back MUCH more? What people fail to realize is that the people pay these players. Not the government, not wall street, but US. Don't wan't to pay the players so much money? Don't go to a game. Don't watch a game. Don't buy the merchandise. Once you factor in endorsements.... Bottom line is that right or wrong, some players want to be paid what they (or their agents) feel they're worth. If thousands of people paid to come watch you do your job wouldn't you? And its funny how people say players get paid too much when, if it was someone in they're family playing, it wouldn't be an issue. Besides I was looking forward to my team the Grizzlies making another playoff runn this season!

      October 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GDI

    NBA players are going to wake up and find no one cares. They will no longer be making huge sums of money. I have long ago refused to support this joke of a sports league by watching.

    October 4, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • GetaLife

      While your thoughts may be true. Have you stopped to think about the many people who are depending on the games to support their families and to just make a living. You have the food concessioners, janitors, ushers and etc. Please need jobs and I am sure that with the 30 teams... this would have been a help to many families and individuals...just take the greed out the players and owners. that is my concern.

      October 4, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. Schliztkrieg

    Good. I prefer college basketball and football anyway. I used to be an avid fan back in the early 90s, until they went on strike. I don't believe I've watched a single game since. The economy is in the crapper and these crybabies want to go on strike? Let em, the only downside are all the people who make their living at the arenas etc.

    October 4, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. derp

    Gangsters in shorts. Shut it all down. Nobody cares. I have not watched a game in years. That moron Stern stood by quietly while the league went from players you could identify with, to a ridiculous collection of ghetto thugs. Nice job NBA. The Iversonification on a once great game,.

    October 4, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Agreed

      I still watch NBA, but I agree. The thug culture has invaded the league and it's an embarassment at this point. Did you hear? Iverson wants back in. lol

      October 4, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • really?

      Ok, so ... you are going to declare that the whole league (minus the white players) are "thugs in shorts", let's not say anything about the hockey players that fight every game, look up the definition of a thug, amazingly it has nothing to do with black basketball players, but rather a cruel or vicious ruffian. R.I.F.- reading is fundamental!

      October 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JoJo

    Well, it's CNN, so the comment section doesn't have much credibility, but I do find it interesting that there are so many negative comments concerning the NBA. As an NBA fan of many years, I'm really not surprised. The refs are so lopsided against popular teams at times, it really is embarassing. Not too mention some of the thugs they have playing in the NBA, it's really not a shock that public perception is at a low. The big names in the league make way too much money, and it's obvious that the players and their agents are spoiled brats and feel they deserve way more than they are worth. I hope there is a season (GO PACERS), but if there isn't... good. Maybe a year without getting paid will straighten some of these idiots out.

    October 4, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. Tea Part Express! *TOOT TOOT*




    October 4, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • really?

      Did you not read my earlier response, it is the Tea Party that say the rich are the job creators, are you now sarcastically clowning your own party? Is there a joke in there somewhere? I tried to refrain, but since you want to keep up the racial epithets, Dealers would not have anyone to sell to if your mom would stop hookin' and get off the crack!

      October 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jj5484

    Who cares. Hate professional basketball. Invented to give people a job who were too tall to safely work the fryers at McDonalds.

    October 4, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. sumthin-under-u


    October 4, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kevin

    eff the NBA. Too many thugs. College ball is better anyways. At least there is a sense of unity with the schools.

    October 4, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. sumthin-under-u


    October 4, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  15. coder

    Let the NBA die – too much money going into only a few pockets
    Bring back the ABA

    October 4, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
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