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NBA, NBPA Meeting For Several Rounds Of CBA Talks During Finals

The NBA and the NBPA will meet today in Miami with two more bargaining sessions expected when the Finals move to Dallas for Game Three as the June 30 deadline of the current CBA nears. "The question is whether the owners and the players will be bold enough to do what has to be done here to keep this sport on the track that it is on now, which is straight up," said NBA Commissioner David Stern during a press conference prior to Game One of the Finals last night in Miami.

NBA Deputy Commissioner & COO Adam Silver said he expected both the owners and the union to submit their best proposals in the month leading up to the June 30 deadline. "It is a very real deadline," Silver said. "And while we have incurred some damage already, it will move to a new level once we're in a work stoppage, if that were to occur."

Silver added that there has been no talk with the union of extending the June 30 CBA deadline. "We're not at that point yet where we've even considering doing that here," Silver said.
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