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NBA lockout: No end in sight

November 21, 2011 |  8:30 am

David Stern

--The Times' Chris Foster writes an extensive obituary on former Laker Walt Hazzard.

--NBA.com's David Aldridge says former President Clinton should intervene in the labor talks.

--The Deseret News' Lee Benson argues Derek Fisher represents a spoiled NBA player.

--Michael H. Goldberg, executive director of the NBA Coaches Assn., writes an open letter posted by both Sports Illustrated and the New York Times urging players and owners to broker a deal as soon as possible.

--Sheridan Hoops' Mark Heisler wonders tongue-in-cheek how the NBA lockout will further proceed.

--Fox Sports' Randy Hill says NBA players need to seriously consider playing overseas.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe remains skeptical of the NBA achieving competitive balance.

--The New York Times' Rob Mahoney notes that the owners have little incentive to restart negotiations.

--ESPN's Shelley Smith talks to Rasheed Hazzard about his father, Walt Hazzard, who died Friday.

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears talks to Celtics forward Paul Pierce, who says it's up to the owners to start settlement talks with the players.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell highlights the organization's recent visit to Long Beach Senior Center.

--The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker reflects on Walt Hazzard's death.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano replays one of Magic Johnson's most memorably playoff performances.

Tweet of the day: "I see some players putting in Labor and grave yard shift hrs. Some want to play. And some sitting back comfortable instead of supporting!!" -- MettaWorldPeace (Lakers forward Metta World Peace)

-- Mark Medina

Email the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

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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