November 6th, 2011
01:45 AM ET

NBA sets Wednesday deadline for players to accept new proposal

The NBA is giving the players' association until Wednesday to accept a deal over a new collective bargaining agreement after the two sides met for eight hours over the weekend.

The Saturday meeting was the first in eight days for the NBA and the National Basketball Players' Association after discussions broke off last month.

NBA Commissioner David Stern said the new proposal gives players between 49% and 51% of revenues. But the players' association rejected it.

"I think it's fair to say that, speaking on behalf of the union, (players' association lawyer Jeffrey) Kessler rejected the mediator's recommendations and our proposal," Stern told reporters early Sunday morning. "But hope springs eternal and we would love to see the union accept the proposal which is now on the table."

If the players' association does not change its mind by Wednesday, the NBA will offer up another proposal - one that offers players 47% of basketball revenues.

"We hope that this juxtaposition will cause the union to recess its position and accept the deal," Stern said.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    What is an NBA?

    November 6, 2011 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. F'ers

    N is a color b is a color a is a continent

    November 6, 2011 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bill

    Wow, there's still hope that the whole damn season could be scrapped ? What a joy it would be to have a break from this buffoonery clogging up the airwaves! Problem is, if these boyz are left without "work" they'll get into some sort of crap in a club somewhere. Can't win.

    November 6, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT ( elfslayer )

    nba.... so 90's

    November 6, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    F'ers grave maker will read......

    November 6, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    "he thought he was clever ,than again he was not...

    November 6, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    said the wrong thing to another..thats why he was shot..

    November 6, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    bye F'ers, lol ......rip

    November 6, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Oooh...the NBA is getting tough...did they stamp their collective feet when they threw down the gauntlet?

    November 6, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. Yeah i know

    Millionaires arguing with Billionaires as the great Don King would say ONLY IN AMERICA

    November 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. pmk1953

    What's the downside? I don't watch basketball. I'm not interested in the least. People are more upset set about this than they are about the fact that manufacturing jobs are leaving the country. I care less about the NBA than the general public did about the steel industry that reagan killed in the '80s.

    November 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. F-ers

    NBA stands for" nothing but Africans "

    November 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. F-ers

    Lewis Faircon lovers

    November 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. s kel

    read what i wrote about racist stupid self fers

    November 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Avser Bastian

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTESTS ARE ALSO KNOWN UNDER ZIONIST "TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP" IN AMERICA !!! TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP FROM HANDS OF WHITE AMERICANS TO SO CALLED "MINORITIES"(COMMUNISM)
    Wall street protesters are Obama's raise of the planet Apes army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow where Mr. SOVIET UNION NUMBER TWO or new Stalin is in place = PUTIN

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTEST MOVEMENT IS LED BY SO CALLED "ANONYMOUS" !!

    Anonymous !!? REALLY !!?

    NOW TELL ME WHO IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE WHERE WE ARE SURVEILLANCED 24/7 !!? WHO !!?

    NOBODY !!! ABSOLUTELY NOBODY IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE AND NOR ARE THOSE WHO MADE YOU PROTEST FOR THEIR SAKE OR WHAT MULTICULTURALISM(animal Apartheid) IS !!! http://multiculturalismisterrorism.blogspot.com

    This news is related to WHITES AREN’T WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw

    GREEK CRISES http://burnbabyburnahaha.blogspot.com

    November 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
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