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NBA Lockout News: Is The Entire Season Already In Jeopardy?

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Another day, another bad sign in the ongoing NBA lockout talks.  Publicly, commissioner David Stern warned of "enormous consequences" if negotiations don't go well this weekend.  Privately ... well, here's a bombshell.  Via Marc Stein:

When NBA labor talks resume Friday, NBA commissioner David Stern is planning to threaten players with the cancellation of the entire 2011-12 season if the sides haven't made major progress toward a deal by the end of the weekend, according to sources close to the talks.

And again via Sam Amick:

Unless major concessions are made by the owners by then, the sources said players are prepared to show a united front and express their willingness to sit out the entire season -- if not more.

Ziller suspects both sides are bluffing to negotiate what they want.  I agree.  Only thing is, I have a vested interest as a basketball fan in hoping it is a bluff, so I may be biased.  That's a depressing reality.