Source: NBA to Cancel Training Camps

Reports are circulating that the NBA will cancel training camps and some preseason games because it failed to reach a new labor deal with its players.

Posted: 09/22/2011 08:59 PM EDT
Filed Under NBA

As the saying goes, all is fair in love and basketball.


After the NBA failed to reach a new labor deal with its players, the association plans to cancel training camps and some preseason games, says a person with knowledge of the plans to the Associated Press.


Training camps were slated to begin Oct. 3.


The unnamed source told the AP on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the league had yet to announce its plans.


Yahoo Sports first broke the news of the cancellations, which resulted after another meeting between owners and players on Thursday failed to end the lockout:


“After failing to make progress in collective bargaining talks with the Players Association, NBA commissioner David Stern is expected to formally cancel the first two weeks of training camp and exhibition games in October after a call with league owners on Friday, NBA sources told Yahoo! Sports."


"Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver met with Union Executive Director Billy Hunter and President Derek Fisher on Thursday in Manhattan. Afterward, the two sides revealed little publicly about the nature of the talks, but one source briefed on the meeting said “both sides dug in,” suggesting there wasn’t much movement from either the league or the union.”