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NBA Owners And Players Want Guarantees In A World Without Them

You're both crazy, Spencer

In the current labor dispute in the NBA, the owners are trying to create a system that allows teams to be profitable, regardless of their market or how they’re run. Players want to continue to have guaranteed contracts, regardless of how they perform. And you wonder why they can’t come to an agreement.

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Time’s Yours Podcast: Kate Fagan Talks NBA Lockout And The Sixers

After two days of some hope, the NBA labor discussions fell apart yesterday, and they canceled the first two weeks of games. I talked to Kate Fagan from the Philadelphia Inquirer about the labor situation and its effect on the Sixers.

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Photoshop Fun: David Stern Is 50 (Per)cent

This is @_mattmac‘s tribute to the NBA labor problems. Get a deal done, fellas.

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Of All Days, Why Am I Aching For The Sixers Today?

The Phillies are hours from a deciding Game 5 against the Cardinals. The Eagles are playing the first of many “must-win” games on Sunday. The new-look Flyers debuted last night and beat the Stanley Cup champs on their home ice. And I’m sitting here bummed about the NBA lockout. What a sucker.

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The Tragedy Of The Battle For I-95, The Sad and Stupid Story Of The NBA

There will be an amazing basketball game at The Palestra on Sunday night, but it won’t mean what it should.

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The Sixers Rod Thorn’s Letter To Season Ticket Holders

I received this email today from the Sixers:

We appreciate your continued support and patience as the NBA and the NBA Players Association negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement. Since no such agreement has been reached at this time, the league has postponed player training camps indefinitely and canceled preseason games scheduled from October 9, 2011 through October 15, 2011.

Please know that as a season-ticket holder, you are one of the absolute most important members of the Philadelphia 76ers family, and your loyalty is very much appreciated.  Please also know that your investment with the 76ers is protected. Whether you choose to have your account credited or to receive a refund, you will, of course, not be charged for the preseason games not played.

We want to assure you that the league’s efforts are focused on reaching an agreement that benefits all parties involved.  The NBA’s goal is to secure a sustainable business model that enables all 30 teams to compete for a championship, fairly compensates players, and ensures a world-class experience for our fans.

We recognize that without you, there would be no NBA. Your passion for the game is what motivates us, and we do not take your support for granted. The league will continue to work toward a new collective bargaining agreement so that we can get back to enjoying the excitement of NBA basketball.

Thank you again for your support and your continued loyalty to the 76ers.



Rod Thorn
President, Basketball Operations

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