Collective Bargaining Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 7/1/2011 3:35:49 AM EST
    San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner, center, arrives at a midtown hotel for a meeting Thursday, June 30, 2011 in New York. Negotiators for owners and players are meeting Thursday, about 12 hours before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement and seemingly nowhere close to a deal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Posted: 7/1/2011 3:35:49 AM EST
    NBA commissioner David Stern, left, and NBA spokesperson Mike Bass arrives at a midtown hotel for a meeting with the players' union, Thursday, June 30, 2011 in New York. Negotiators for owners and players will meet Thursday, about 12 hours before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Posted: 7/1/2011 3:35:49 AM EST
    Union lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, right, and NBA union chief Billy Hunter arrives at a midtown hotel for a meeting with the NBA, Thursday, June 30, 2011 in New York. Negotiators for owners and players will meet Thursday, about 12 hours before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Posted: 6/30/2011 5:21:33 PM EST
    National Basketball Players Association union president Derek Fisher, center, of the Los Angles Lakers, and Maurice Evans, center right, of the Washington Wizards, arrive at a midtown hotel for a meeting Thursday, June 30, 2011 in New York. Negotiators for owners and players are meeting Thursday, about 12 hours before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement and seemingly nowhere close to a deal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
  •  - Billy Hunter speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Billy Hunter speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 3:52:29 PM EST
    The executive director of the National Basketball Association players' association, Billy Hunter, speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA was on the verge of its first work stoppage in 13 years after negotiations over a new labor deal collapsed hours before the current collective bargaining agreement expires, the union representing players said on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - Billy Hunter speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Billy Hunter speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 3:50:50 PM EST
    The executive director of the National Basketball Association players' association, Billy Hunter, speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA was on the verge of its first work stoppage in 13 years after negotiations over a new labor deal collapsed hours before the current collective bargaining agreement expires, the union representing players said on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - Matt Bonner leaves after contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association collapsed in New York

    Matt Bonner leaves after contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association collapsed in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 3:48:19 PM EST
    NBA player, Matt Bonner, leaves after contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association collapsed in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA was on the verge of its first work stoppage in 13 years after negotiations over a new labor deal collapsed hours before the current collective bargaining agreement expires, the union representing players said on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - Derek Fisher speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Derek Fisher speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 3:46:20 PM EST
    The president of the National Basketball Association players' association, Derek Fisher, speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA was on the verge of its first work stoppage in 13 years after negotiations over a new labor deal collapsed hours before the current collective bargaining agreement expires, the union representing players said on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - Derek Fisher speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Derek Fisher speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 3:45:37 PM EST
    The president of the National Basketball Association players' association, Derek Fisher, speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA was on the verge of its first work stoppage in 13 years after negotiations over a new labor deal collapsed hours before the current collective bargaining agreement expires, the union representing players said on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - Billy Hunter speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New Yor

    Billy Hunter speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New Yor

    Posted: 6/30/2011 3:44:20 PM EST
    The executive director of the National Basketball Association players' association, Billy Hunter, speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA was on the verge of its first work stoppage in 13 years after negotiations over a new labor deal collapsed hours before the current collective bargaining agreement expires, the union representing players said on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - Billy Hunter arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Billy Hunter arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 1:05:33 PM EST
    The executive director of the National Basketball Association players' association, Billy Hunter, arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA could be joining the NFL in a labor freeze as the league and union representing its players have one last negotiating session scheduled before their collective bargaining agreement expires on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - NBA player, Mo Vaughn, arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    NBA player, Mo Vaughn, arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 1:03:49 PM EST
    NBA player, Mo Vaughn, arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA could be joining the NFL in a labor freeze as the league and union representing its players have one last negotiating session scheduled before their collective bargaining agreement expires on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - Billy Hunter arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Billy Hunter arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 1:03:11 PM EST
    The executive director of the National Basketball Association players' association, Billy Hunter (R), arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA could be joining the NFL in a labor freeze as the league and union representing its players have one last negotiating session scheduled before their collective bargaining agreement expires on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - NBA player, Matt Bonner, arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    NBA player, Matt Bonner, arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 1:00:43 PM EST
    NBA player, Matt Bonner, arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA could be joining the NFL in a labor freeze as the league and union representing its players have one last negotiating session scheduled before their collective bargaining agreement expires on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - President of the National Basketball Association players' association, Derek Fisher, arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    President of the National Basketball Association players' association, Derek Fisher, arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 12:58:09 PM EST
    President of the National Basketball Association players' association, Derek Fisher, arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA could be joining the NFL in a labor freeze as the league and union representing its players have one last negotiating session scheduled before their collective bargaining agreement expires on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS BASKETBALL)
  •  - National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Posted: 6/30/2011 12:55:43 PM EST
    National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern arrives for contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York June 30, 2011. The NBA could be joining the NFL in a labor freeze as the league and union representing its players have one last negotiating session scheduled before their collective bargaining agreement expires on Thursday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SPORT BASKETBALL)
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    Posted: 6/30/2011 12:16:40 PM EST
    National Basketball Players Association union president Derek Fisher, of the Los Angles Lakers, listens as NBPA executive director Billy Hunter, right, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, June 23, 2011, with NBA players standing behind them in New York. The NBA's collective bargaining agreement expires June 30 and the sides remain far apart. Fisher said players won't accept a bad deal to avoid a work stoppage. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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    Posted: 6/30/2011 12:16:36 PM EST
    National Basketball Players Association union president Derek Fisher, of the Los Angles Lakers, holds a news conference, Thursday, June 23, 2011, with NBA players standing behind him, in New York. The NBA's collective bargaining agreement expires June 30. Fisher said players won't accept a bad deal to avoid a work stoppage. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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    Posted: 6/30/2011 12:16:33 PM EST
    New York Knicks' Roger Mason, left, and New Jersey Nets' Jordan Farmar, right, listen to National Basketball Players Association union president Derek Fisher, of the Los Angles Lakers, after a news conference, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in New York. The NBA's collective bargaining agreement expires June 30. Fisher said players won't accept a bad deal to avoid a work stoppage. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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    Posted: 6/29/2011 12:26:06 PM EST
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban arrives for the NBA owners meeting in Dallas, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. The owners are meeting two days before the the collective bargaining agreement with basketball players players expires. (AP Photo/LM Otero)