This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

So long as the NBA lockout is on, we shall document the reasons why we are in this mess. We shall be benevolent and do so just once daily, once we catch up on the four days we missed. This is the first such documentation.

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From the July 4, 2010, edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

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The Hawks offered [Joe] Johnson the maximum contract soon after free agency opened at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The two sides met again later that day and finalized the agreement over the last couple days.

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