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The 11th hour of NBA talks has arrived

Updated: October 28, 2011, 11:29 AM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNLA.com

The Eleventh Hour has arrived.

Now that we've learned that there will probably be no basketball in November, that Christmas Day games are in grave jeopardy and that the NBA is on the verge of placing the future of this multibillion-dollar brand in peril, it's time to put egos aside and get a deal done.

That means allowing your emotions to be superseded by the specter of missing out on $2.1 billion in revenue, if you're the players. It means submerging one's take-it-or-leave-it ...

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