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NBA lockout: League reportedly to cancel more games (web links)

October 25, 2011 |  7:05 am

Adam Silver

--The New York Daily News' Frank Isola and Mitch Lawrence reported the NBA on Tuesday will cancel at least two more weeks of its season. That means the Lakers will miss five more games, including Washington (Nov. 15), New York (Nov. 17), at Memphis (Nov. 22), at Oklahoma City (Nov. 23) and Sacramento (Nov. 25). 

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains how the Lakers are trying to market the D-Fenders during the NBA lockout. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky talks with Denver Nuggets guard and former UCLA product Arron Afflalo about the NBA lockout. Afflalo provides interesting comments on whether it's worth it for the players to stand up to the owners. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin notes Darvin Ham's various connections to the Lakers' coaching staff. 

--NBA.com's Sekou Smith receives plenty of frustrated fan mail about the NBA lockout. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford notes how Ham joins a crowded bench. 

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen believes many NBA fans will reach a boiling point regarding the lockout. 

--ESPN.com's Bill Simmons talks to players' union Executive Director Billy Hunter on why the NBA lockout has lasted this long. 

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears reports Allen Iverson will host the Las Vegas Superstar Challenge on Nov. 12-13 and will announce the participants sometime next week. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano explains the research process ESPN's panel of writers went through in ranking players, including the seventh-place spot given to Kobe Bryant. 

Tweet of the Day: "This World Series is so much more entertaining than the NBA lockout." -- sportsguy33 (ESPN's Bill Simmons). 

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Small market teams should have never invested in something that they are not sure of. No one bails out small businesses who aren't making money so why should the NBA small businesses be bailed out here." -- Don Donny

--Mark Medina

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Photo: NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media before a NBA labor negotiation last week in New York. Credit: Patrick McDermott / Getty Images


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