NFL Lockout Battle Sketches Path For Likely NBA Feud

Law360, New York (June 24, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT) -- As the standoff between NBA players and owners over the league’s collective bargaining agreement seems ever more likely to end in a lockout paired with an antitrust suit from players, experts say pro football’s recent troubles should serve as a warning to basketball players and owners that legal brawls can be a big gamble.

If negotiators are unable to reach a deal by June 30 — the day the NBA’s current collective bargaining agreement expires — the National Basketball Players Association and team owners may find...
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