NBA lockout may be over by Christmas

A resolution to the NBA lockout drama seems to be in sight after owners and players reportedly reached an agreement to finally move the action from court to hardwood.

­NBA commissioner David Stern stated on Friday that the league and the players’ labor union have come to a “tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals and very complex machinations.

“We’re optimistic that will all come to pass and that the NBA season will begin December 25,” Stern added.

After a secret meeting earlier this week, the sides met for more than 15 hours on Friday in a bid to save the season. 

The deal, whose conditions have yet to be disclosed, must be ratified by both owners and players.

The NBA needs votes from 16 of 30 club owners, while the union needs a simple majority of its 430-plus members.

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