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NBA talks break off, none planned

Updated: October 21, 2011, 3:49 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Three days and 30 hours' worth of talks ended on a nasty note Thursday in NBA labor negotiations. And only one thing seemed fairly certain: more games were likely to be cut. Possibly even the season.

Players insist that's the outcome owners wanted all along -- "preordained," as union executive director Billy Hunter said.

"We've always felt there was still a place where they would just not go and they would lock us out as long as it would take in order to get us beyond ...

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