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NBA And Player's Association Meet To Continue Negotiating CBA
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Tenative Deal Ends NBA Lockout

NBA players and owners reached a tentative agreement this morning that will allow for a 66 game NBA season.  After a 15 hour meeting yesterday that ended with a handshake, an agreement was struck that puts the start of the NBA season on Christmas day.

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76 Percent of Americans Don’t Miss The NBA — Survey of the Day

At least one month of the NBA season has been canceled, while the players and owners remain deadlocked in their labor negotiations.

Unfortunately for both sides, no one seems to care that the NBA season hasn’t gotten underway.

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7 Potential Jobs For Players If the NBA Season is Cancelled

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Take a trip down to your local unemployment office. If you see an overwhelming amount of tall athletic men waiting in line then our worse fears have been realized — the NBA lockout is still going strong.

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Basketball-Playing Cat Can Really D It Up [VIDEO]

While this feline is clearly too small for the NBA, his all-out defensive intensity would match any player in the league.

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Will Smith and Wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Among New Owners of NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers

“West Philadelphia-born and raised” actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, are among a collective group announced as new owners of the Philadelphia 76ers at an introductory press conference in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

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It’s Basketball vs. Frisbee in an Epic Trick Shot Showdown [VIDEO]

The extremely accurate foursome of Dude Perfect are pioneers of the trick shot video genre, and hold what is believed to be the world record for longest basketball shot.

In their latest effort, they challenge frisbee wizard Brodie Smith to a trick shot showdown.

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Dwight Howard Dunks on Giant Stuffed Giraffe [VIDEO]

With the lockout continuing, NBA players have been forced to look elsewhere to fulfill their basketball jones. In the case of Dwight Howard, this journey took him to Japan, where the Orlando Magic center recently dunked on an 11-foot hoop which had been attached to the neck of a 12-foot stuffed giraffe, during an exhibition at a Tokyo mall.

Yes, it all sounds a bit strange, but the crowd gets really into it.

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Is the Lingerie Basketball League As Sexy As It Sounds? [VIDEO]

Labor issues could very well wipe out the 2011-2012 NBA season, but a fledgling basketball league appears prepared to pick up the slack if Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki and company aren’t allowed to hit the hardwood.

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Injuries finally force the seven-footer to call it quits
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Yao Ming Retires After Injury-Plagued Career

Oft-injured Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has informed the NBA he has retired after eight seasons in the league. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.

The top pick in the 2002 draft was an eight-time all-star, despite averaging just 48 games in each of the last five seasons. Yao appeared in only five games during the 2010-11 season after suffering a stress fracture in his left leg Nov. 10.

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Steve Nash Makes Amazing Trick Shot for Chinese Commercial [VIDEO]

Trick shot videos are popping up all over the internet these days and Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash makes a pretty unbelievable one that combines both his basketball and soccer skills (he was a footie star as a youth, FYI) in this ad for Chinese athletic apparel company Lu You. This definitely isn’t a guy you’d want to play in H-O-R-S-E.

Now the question is, did he make it in one take?

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Awkward: Basketball Star John Wall Botches First Pitch at Nationals Game [VIDEO]

As millions learned Friday, there’s a reason John Wall plays basketball and not baseball.

The Washington Wizards point guard had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Friday’s game between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles.

Unfortunately, his skills on the field weren’t nearly as good as they are on the court, resulting in one of the more awkward first-pitch moments in recent memory.

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Shaquille O’Neal Announces Retirement [VIDEO]

Shaquille O'Neal, one of the most dominating and entertaining centers in NBA history, has announced his retirement. Never one to shy from the limelight, the star broke the news in a short video he made.

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