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Commish: Sides 'far apart' on labor deal

Updated: June 8, 2011, 9:24 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Repeating the words several times, David Stern made it clear: NBA owners and players are "very far apart" on a new labor deal.

And with the union saying the league hasn't moved off its harshest demands, it may be hard to get closer in time to prevent a lockout.

"I think one of the owners indicated at the conclusion of today's meeting that he was very pessimistic as to whether or not they'd be able to reach an accord between now and the end of the month, and I'm forced to ...

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