If there's a 2011-12 NBA lockout...
Eight things you need to know, whether you're Nick Collison or not
After gathering in late September to discuss the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, commissioner David Stern and players union reps issued a joint statement calling the meeting "cordial and constructive." So, with both sides throwing air hugs at each other, a new CBA can't be far off, right?
Not exactly. Here's how the league's power players are getting ready for a work stoppage that could wipe out training camp and preseason games, not to mention the entire 2011-12 season.
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ESPN The Magazine: November 01, 2010
Check out the content from ESPN The Magazine's November 1, 2010 issue -- the NBA Preview.