Entries from October 2011

The NBA lockout for the uninitiated

October 31st, 2011 · 9 Comments

Editor’s Note: Ryan Weisert is a guest writer for ValleyoftheSuns. On Friday, the NBA announced the cancellation of all its November games. A full 82-game season is no longer a possibility. So unlike the NFL lockout, which saw the cancellation of only one preseason game and is all but forgotten after seven weeks, this NBA […]

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Tags: Lockout

Suns-Bulls 1993 NBA Finals Game 6 live blog

October 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Observations Paxson drilled a jumper to beat the first quarter buzzer as well. The Suns did not score in the final 2:23 and they had so, so, sooooo many chances to do so. Barkley missed a shot at the rim, a very long Majerle three nearly rolled in (but why was he shooting so far out […]

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Tags: 1993 Phoenix Suns · Chicago Bulls · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Live Blog

NBA cancels all November games as talks hit another BRI snag

October 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

So much for a deal by the end of this weekend. Instead David Stern announced the cancellation of the rest of the November slate on Friday after the players and owners failed to bridge the gap on the pesky BRI issue that has plagued these negotiations from the start. This cancellation eliminates any chance of […]

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Tags: Lockout · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Win Suns tickets, T-shirt by guessing when NBA lockout will end

October 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Billy Hunter believes the players and owners are “within striking distance” of a deal, but as Derek Fisher cautioned, “It gets tougher towards the end.” Every NBA fan must be overjoyed that progress appears to have been made, but any pragmatic follower understands there’s still much compromise to accomplish on the thorny BRI issue that […]

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Tags: Giveaways · Lockout · Phoenix Suns

ValleyoftheSuns celebrates third anniversary as optimism reigns in lockout talks

October 28th, 2011 · 4 Comments

On this day three years ago, ValleyoftheSuns.com joined the basketball blogging community. We can only hope that David Stern and Billy Hunter decide to give us the gift of ending the lockout after Thursday’s 7 1/2 hour session yielded progress and optimism on the systems issues. We will soon find out if that momentum can […]

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Tags: Lockout · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

Labor meeting set with 2 more weeks on chopping block, Jerry Colangelo namesake for GCU sports biz school

October 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

After an unsuccessful round of bargaining with a mediator last week, the NBA owners and players union are set to return to the bargaining table on Wednesday, according to an Associated Press report. It’s also widely expected that the league will officially cancel two more weeks of games after previously doing the same thing two […]

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Tags: Lockout · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News