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NBA lockout: Plenty of blame to go around (Web links)

October 11, 2011 | 11:01 am

David Stern/Billy Hunter

--The Times' Lance Pugmire notes how both sides remain far apart on a pending collective-bargaining agreement.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan catches up with Luke Walton on what he's learned as an assistant coach for the Memphis Tigers.'s J.A. Adande argues that the NBA shows little regard for its fans. 

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick believes the players can't get the upper hand in negotiations no matter what they do. 

--Fox Sports' Sam Amico calls both the owners and the players union losers for failing to get a deal done.'s Steve Aschburner explains why both sides are far apart. 

--The New York Times' Howard Beck notes that no additional meetings are planned at this time. 

--CBS Sports' Ken Berger faults both sides for not having more negotiations earlier in the off-season. 

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Kobe Bryant's recent comments about why no one player can ever be considered the greatest ever. 

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues that the NBA stained itself by cancelling the first two weeks of the regular season. 

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer talks to unnamed arena and concession workers upset about the lockout. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky remains numb to the lockout negotiations. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky isn't surprised about the NBA canceling the first two weeks of the season. 

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe looks at 10 great NBA games that no one will see because of the lockout-shortened season. 

--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix believes the lockout will last a long time. 

--CBS Sports' Matt Moore says the players union should decertify. 

--CBS Sports' Ray Ratto believes the owners don't care if they lose an entire season. 

--Sheridan Hoops' Chris Sheridan explains why he had thought the NBA season would start on time. 

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears talks to frustrated players about the NBA lockout. 

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen predicts the season will still be salvaged, but it will take a long time for both sides to reach an agreement. 

--Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski faults David Stern for the NBA lockout. 

Tweet of the Day: "Why are the owners unwilling to negotiate in good faith? As a player I apologize to the fans that we're in this position" -- SteveNash (Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:

"Sorry, can't feel sorry for the owners. If you think buying an NBA franchise is a bad investment and that you'll have difficulty turning a profit, exercise that business acumen of yours and DON'T BUY IT! If, on the other hand, you don't mind sharing in the bounty of a major professional sports league and don't shoot yourself in the foot, then a team ain't such a bad deal." -- Phil Fountain

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, and Billy Hunter, executive director of the players' union, arrive Monday for a round of negotiations in New York. Credit: Louis Lanzano / Associated Press