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NLRB now holds key to NBA lockout

As the mediation talks fail, a decision on the players' complaint appears to be critical

Originally Published: October 21, 2011
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

Surface bargaining. System changes. Draconian demands. Yep, it's the language of labor; and as far as we're concerned here in our Courtside Seat, that kind of lingo is a labor of love. Of course, we're talking about the 'L' word again: Lockout. We'll get to some juicy obstruction of justice and misdemeanor battery a little later; but today, we start with another capital letter. We start with …

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