NBA first game will hold December 25

NBA game
NBA game

This time the NBA owners and players have reached a tentative agreement to hold the competition after a 149-day lockout. NBA first game is scheduled to roll on December 25, 2011.

NBA owners and NBA players have a meeting up to 15 hours, on October 25, 2011 and yielded positive results. Although still tentative, the two sides agreed to hold a 66th game, which starts next December 25.

Training camp and the free agent will begin December 9. Three matches are scheduled to open the 2011/2012 NBA season, the Boston Celtics against the New York Knicks, Miami Heat face the defending champion Dallas Mavericks, and the Chicago Bulls against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Both sides did not explain what the deal was approved, however, NBA Commissioner David Stern believes the NBA's first match will be held at Christmas.

2012 NBA game
2012 NBA game

"We want to play basketball. A number of other subjects still to be resolved, but we are optimistic that everything will be smooth and the NBA season will begin December 25," said NBA Commissioner David Stern, as reported by ESPN.

During the meeting, the league was represented by Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, the San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt. While the players are represented by the Executive Director of the United States Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Billy Hunter, NBPA President Derek Fisher, Vice President of the NBPA Maurice Evans, attorney Ron Klempner and economist Kevin Murphy.

2011 NBA lockout itself is the fourth volume in the history of the NBA lockout. It began on July 1, 2011 ago when the lockout imposed. The owner of the NBA and the players do not reach agreement on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), including the value of player salaries, player contracts, drug testing, and restrictions on the age of rookie players.

The club owner claims suffered heavy losses and pay cuts proposals player up to 40 percent or about 800 million U.S. dollars. It was contested by the players until the lockout during the 149 days.

With the approval of the last Collective Bargaining Agreement, then there are those who are disadvantaged and advantaged. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, ESPN rated to be one of the aggrieved party. Cuban previously had asked for a system that could prevent a large loss. With this CBA, then the Cuban must be re-issued money to fund the Mavericks in the absence of an agreement that could protect its financial condition.

Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers are believed to be a club who benefit from following the rules more friendly to the two clubs. High television ratings, talented young players and markets outside the United States are promising, making it difficult Pistons and Sixers shake.