Optimism is the flavour of the day after a 15-hour marathon negotiating session between NBA players and owners last night.The talks in NYC went past 3 a.m., and now NBA insiders are starting to think a deal can be made to end the lockout for the first time in a long time.
“We were able to work through a number of different issues today regarding our system,” union president Derek Fisher told ESPN.
“The energy in the room has been good; the back and forth has been good,” David Stern said.
NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said an 82-game season is “possible” if the two sides can wrap up a deal in the coming days.
Obviously all of this progress can be washed out at any minute.
But for now, things are looking up.
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