Lockout appears more likely than ever

Originally Published: May 4, 2011
By Larry Coon | Special to ESPN.com

The NBA owners delivered their second collective bargaining proposal to the players' union last week, leaving the players underwhelmed. As July 1 draws closer, the league is bracing for a lockout that now appears more likely than ever.

Unsurprisingly, both sides are keeping a close eye on the NFL labor dispute. The NFL's process is a few months ahead of the NBA's -- the NFL's collective bargaining agreement already has expired and the league has locked out its players -- so it ...

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