An end to the NBA lockout is in sight as the league reaches a tentative deal with the players union.
Professional basketball players Jordan Crawford — from Detroit’s Renaissance and CMA high schools — and Manny Harris — from Redford High School and the University of Michigan — will host the “United We Ball” pro basketball exhibition game.
Right now, the exhibitions are seen as being fun, but concern of whether fans will tire and grow frustrated over the billionaires versus millionaires fight in the current labor negotiations could pose a problem.
The NBA will announce the cancellation of two more weeks of games Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News.
Last week, the NBA cancelled the first two weeks of its regular season — wiping more than a handful of games off of each team’s schedule — because of the ongoing NBA lockout.
NBA Commissioner David Stern has made good on his threat to cancel the first two weeks of the season unless a new labor agreement was in place by Monday.
A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Pistons fired 15 people two weeks ago.
Two-time scoring champion Kevin Durant wants the NBA’s owners to listen up.