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NBA lockout: David Stern tweets on work stoppage (Web links)

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The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights David Stern's effort in explaining the NBA lockout via Twitter.

—Stern also writes a memo to the players about what the latest offer entails.

Sports Illustrated's Sam Amicktalks to players' union executive director Billy Hunter, who says players will vote on various amendments to the owners' latest proposal. 

Fox Sports' Sam Amicowonders if the players' union will decertify. 

The New York Times' Howard Beck talks to various agents, players and union officials who believe Stern is bluffing in his so-called "final" offer.

CBS Sports' Ken Bergertalks with agent Mark Bartelstein, who accuses Stern of being greedy. Berger also highlights the various optionsthe players' union has in negotiations.

ESPN.com's Larry Coonlooks at the different paths the players' union might take. 

Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer argues that the players' union needs to accept the offer.

Sheridan Hoops' Mark Heisler reports that Laker profits will increase from $45 million to $60 million to in excess of $120 million when the 20-year, $2.5-billion deal with Time Warner starts during the 2012-13 season.

The New York Daily News' Mitch Lawrencenotes that more NBA games might be canceled if the players' union rejects the latest deal. 

ESPN Los Angeles' Dave  McMenamin attended the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on Friday, where he noticed Shannon Brown and Dan Gilbert arriving at will call around the same time. 

ESPN Los Angeles' Stephen A. Smithsays the players' union needs to accept the owners' proposal.

Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the organization's efforts to honor our nation's veterans. 

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski highlights some of the issues that could derail talks. 

Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spearstalks with Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant, who says the union shouldn't accept the owners' proposal. 

Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano discusses some of the issues surrounding the union's meeting on Monday.

Tweet of the Day: "At last meeting last week, player reps given Powerpoint presentation on deal. When some asked for hard copy to share w/teammates ... denied" -- ESPNSteinline (ESPN.com's Marc Stein)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "World Peace is right. It is very important that players that are currently playing in the NBA, think about life after NBA (not just the players in NBA, but every player that professionally plays basketball). It is very common to see famous players spend loads of money on expensive things, but not investing (of course, there are some that do spend their money carefully)." — Ivan Jovic  

— Mark Medina

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Photo: NBA Commissioner David Stern has continued to hold the line for the owners during labor negotiations with the players' union. Credit: Patrick McDermott / Getty Images)

 
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