NBA trying to start season by Christmas

NBA trying to start season by Christmas
November 23, 2011, 9:31 pm
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Christmas could save the NBA.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, owners and players reconvened on Nov. 22 in a last ditch effort to save the NBA season.

The thought is that an agreement would have to be reached by the weekend of Nov. 26-27 to have a legitimate shot of keeping the league's showcase games on Christmas, which typically kick off the national TV schedule for the NBA. Games currently scheduled for Dec. 25 are the Boston Celtics at the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls at the Los Angeles Lakers, and a 2011 NBA Finals rematch between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks.

NBA commissioner David Stern has said numerous times that it would take approximately 30 days for the season to start once an agreement had been reached.

The report also says that it will be known Wednesday (Nov. 23) night if a deal is still a possibility before the weekend.