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After a great Dunk Contest last night, we all realize how exciting the NBA can be. However it seems as if the NBAPA and the Owners of the League’s franchises are headed towards a major standoff. Players are so worried that many major stars attended a meeting with the owners during the All Star weekend. Ken Berger from CBSSports.com wrote this.

just before the All-Star break, LeBron James expressed hopefulness that progress could be made in the NBA’s labor talks so a lockout could be avoided. On Friday, James willingly accepted the leadership role that comes with his stature and called out certain hard-line owners for being unrealistic in their demands.

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James was one of several particularly vocal players in Friday’s bargaining meeting, and sources told CBSSports.com his chief complaint was with hard-line owners who’ve bought their teams in recent years and are now trying to dramatically alter the financial system they willingly bought into.

“This has been a 57 percent system for years,” said a person who was in the meeting, paraphrasing James’ message. “This has been a system with guaranteed contracts forever. What did you guys expect? What did you think you were getting into?”

Hmmm…. Seems like we’re in for a interesting off-season! To read the full article click here

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