NBA Lockout Talks Will Continue Saturday, Reports Exiting Theo Ratliff

Theo Ratliff, one of the members of the National Basketball Players Association's executive board, left Friday's NBA lockout talks in New York City just after 6 p.m. ET, and told the assembled reporters -- including Ken Berger and David Aldridge, who tweeted it out first -- that the meeting was still going and that the sides would also hole up together on Saturday.

Each side actually met independently until 2 p.m. ET on Friday, and may have split apart into their respective caucuses during talks. David Stern, the NBA's commissioner, had indicated previously that both sets of top-level negotiators had cleared their weekend schedules to work on a deal as the November 1 scheduled start of the regular season approaches.

Big names on both sides of the aisle are in attendance, as the full league labor committee, including Jerry Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers and James Dolan of the New York Knicks, participated and star players like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony made it in.

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