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NBA lockout: Negotiations resume today

September 8, 2011 |  8:35 am

Adam Silver, David Stern discuss the NBA lockoutyt's Steve Aschburner says he believes that meetings scheduled today and Friday between the NBA and the players union indicate some progress in the labor negotiations.

--The New York Times' Howard Beck notes that both the NBA front office and the union have maintained silence about what's going on at the meetings.

--The Sporting News' Sean Doveney reports the NBA owners are willing to miss the preseason.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin breaks down what the Lakers need to do next season to win a championship.

--The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman talks to Jerry West about the pressure John Elway faces in running the Denver Broncos.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin and Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski report that Kobe Bryant will eventually put up a Twitter account.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky and 710 ESPN's Dave Miller debate how the Lakers will adapt to Mike Brown coaching the team. features Derek Fisher's comments after Wednesday's meeting between the league owners and the players union.

--The Washington Times' Deron Snyder argues that Fisher needs to do more to get a deal done.'s Mike Trudell hosts a live chat with General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

--Hardwood Paroxysm's James Herbert recalls learning how to dribble by, in part, watching Magic Johnson play.

--Searching for Slava's Dave M looks at what challenges the Lakers might face next season.

Tweet of the Day: "everyone got excited about kobe on twitter and he was gone before he got started..sorta like his lakers in the playoffs last yr" -- nuggetsnews (the Denver Post's Nuggets beat writer, Bejamin Hochman)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Lakers are not done with this roster. Mavs caught the perfect storm last year. They won't be able to repeat that, because the Lakers will not beat themselves again. I give Dirk & Co. credit for playing a great series, but the Lakers allowed them to do so." -- Robbin Barberan

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, talks to reporters after a bargaining session with NBA Players' Assn. representatives last week. Credit: Henny Ray Abrams / Associated Press