NBA Lockout for Dummies: Explaining the Situation from Both Sides

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NBA Lockout for Dummies: Explaining the Situation from Both Sides
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The NBA and NBA Players Association have failed to reach an agreement, so for the second time in the past 4 months, a major sports league has shut down, or locked out.

Now what does it mean to be in a lockout? Well, players and team officials, including coaches, owners, staff, are not permitted to talk to their players.  No one gets their paycheck, and every players' contract has temporarily expires until the new CBA (collective bargaining agreement) is signed.

In this slideshow, I will do my best to help you best understand what is going on in this lockout, with the issues, and some potential solutions.

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