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NBA lockout: Detailing the final proposal (Web links)

Mark Cuban/David Stern

--The Times' Ben Bolch answers a few lockout-related questions.

--The Times' Bill Plaschke urges fans to boo NBA players for not accepting a deal right away, then forget about it and cheer for them.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan and David Wharton explain why the owners stand to benefit more from the new labor deal. 

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick obtained the official terms of the NBA's tentative labor deal. 

--NBA.com's Steve Aschburner explains how the new labor deal will spread the financial pain among all NBA teams. 

--CBS Sports' Ken Berger says players and owners reached a deal because both sides compromised. 

--New York Times' Howard Beck lists some of the points the players refused to concede in the labor deal. 

--ESPN the Magazine's Ric Bucher reports the NBA owners relented on several issues. 

--New York Daily News' Mitch Lawrence notes NBA Commissioner David Stern didn't get everything he wanted in the new labor deal. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin highlights the Lakers' reactions via Twitter on the NBA lockout ending. 

Tweet of the Day: "BIGGEST WINNER: LAKERS: With sign-trades OK next spring, can offer Bynum for Dwight, Pau for CP3. Or vice versa. Yes, it's occurred to them" -- MWHeisler (Sheridan Hoops' columnist Mark Heisler)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Hey owners- you just got 300 million more, mostly by getting the fans to rant about player's greed in this era of economic hardship. So this means ticket prices will go down, right? HAHAHAHAHAHA yeah, I crack me up too sometimes." -- Phred Phredphredington

-- Mark Medina

Email the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, left, and Commissioner David Stern. Credit: LM Otero / Associated Press

 
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