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  • NBA Lockout Begins

    NBA Lockout Begins
    NBA commissioner David Stern announces the NBA will lock out players when the collective bargaining agreement expires at 12:01 a.m.
  • Players Overseas

    Players Overseas
    National Basketball Players Association sends memo to players supporting their desires and plans to play basketball overseas
  • Approved To Leave

    Approved To Leave
    Basketball's international federation gives approval for locked-out NBA players to compete overseas during the work stoppage
  • First Meeting

    First Meeting
    Players and owners meet for the first time since lockout imposed. League files unfair labor charges with the National Labor Relations Board against players
  • Second Meeting

    Second Meeting
    Sides meet in New York in the second joint meeting since the lockout began to try and resolve lockout
  • Starting Of Cancellations

    Starting Of Cancellations
    League postpones training camps indefinitely and cancels the first week of preseason games
  • Cancel first weeks

    Cancel first weeks
    League scraps first two weeks of regular season
  • Agree to Meet

    Agree to Meet
    Both sides agree to meet with a federal mediator George Cohen in an attempt to resolve the dispute
  • 50/50?

    Two days of talks end with the NBA presenting a new offer to the players that includes a 50-50 split of basketball related incomes
  • Trying To Get Deal Done

    Trying To Get Deal Done
    Talks quietly resume in a bid to get a deal done before December 25 and save the league's hugely popular Christmas Day lineup of games
  • Finished

    Owners and players announce they have reached a tentative agreement to end the 149-day lockout