NBA Reaches Tentative Agreement

    NBA players move up the court during an Impact League basketball game, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, in Las Vegas. About 50 NBA players have gathered in Las Vegas to train privately and play pick-up games during the lockout. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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    Here's something to be thankful for: The 149-day basketball labor dispute could soon be at an end. The NBA and its players reached a tentative agreement early this morning that could result in a shortened 66-game season beginning Dec. 25. “We saw a willingness on both sides to compromise a little bit more to reach this agreement, we look forward to opening on Christmas Day," National Basketball Association Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver at a 4 a.m. press conference following a 15-hour meeting. Commissioner David Stern said he will speak to the owners today and is confident they'll support the deal, and Billy Hunter, who was executive director of the players union before it disbanded, said he's confident the players will support it as well.

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