NBA Lockout Talks Set Up For Tuesday Showdown

Top-level negotiators for the league and players' union met on Monday to rekindle NBA lockout talks after taking Sunday off. Based on comments NBA commissioner David Stern made to the media afterward, Tuesday's meeting between each side's full bargaining committee could determine whether we have an 82-game season.

According to Ken Berger, Stern said Monday's session "set the table" for Tuesday, where both sides will be expected to be ready to negotiate all matters. The league and union met Friday and Saturday, the latter a seven-hour affair where the revenue split -- seen as the most important and contentious issue -- wasn't even discussed.

It's widely accepted that without at least a handshake deal this week, the NBA will delay the scheduled November 1 start of the regular season. The league has already cancelled preseason games through October 15, and will soon be forced to cancel or delay the remainder of the exhibition schedule. Training camps were supposed to open on Monday.

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