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NBA Lockout Forces Cancellation Of Games Through Middle Of December

The NBA lockout has claimed its share of victims already as the regular season should already be a couple of weeks old. The players rejected the latest proposal to end the lockout on Monday, though, leading David Stern to cancel games through Dec. 15.

The NBA would need about a month to get through everything it needs to get through to begin the regular season so the announcement is not exactly a huge deal as it basically does what the calendar has already done. SB Nation's Mike Prada puts it further into perspective.

That would technically mean the NBA lockout has yet to claim any games from the owners' proposed 72-game schedule, which was rejected when the NBA Players Association elected to disclaim interest to challenge the lockout in court. However, it only seems like a matter of time until those games go as well.

It's going to be interesting to see what the players' response will be if games continue to be cancelled considering Cleveland Cavaliers forward Samardo Samuels has already voiced his displeasure with the lasting lockout.

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