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NBA lockout: Owners to have conference call

November 17, 2011 | 10:16 am

David Stern

-- Fox Sports' Sam Amico believes the NBA lockout is self-inflicted.

--'s Steve Aschburner mentions that the NBA owners will talk with Commissioner David Stern via conference call on how the league should respond to the players union disbanding.

-- The Express News' Mike Monroe thinks there will be no 2011-12 NBA season.

-- Chicago Business' Ed Sherman talks to agent Mark Bartelstein, who's glad the players union disbanded.

--'s Shaun Powell still maintains optimism both sides can reach a deal.

-- ESPN's Stephen A. Smith talks with Shaquille O'Neal about his relationship with Kobe Bryant and why he left the Lakers, among other topics.

-- Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears  details various NBA players wanting to go overseas.

-- Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen argues Stern needs to show more leadership during the NBA lockout.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano looks at the NBA lockout through a player's perspective.

Tweet of the Day: "At the movies to see J. Edgar and who holds the door for me as I walk in to the same theater? Dr. Jerry Buss. A young blonde on either side. Dr. Buss in the middle. Can't knock the hustle." -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "How are teams losing money when even the worst teams are being sold for record amounts? If the owners would share revenue amongst themselves, or simply be more savvy evaluators of talent, then this wouldn't even be an issue..." -- Kurtis Paige

--Mark Medina

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