David Stern delivers annual address

Updated: February 20, 2011, 11:24 AM ET
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- As the NBA's owners and players struggle to move toward a new collective bargaining agreement, commissioner David Stern said Saturday there are striking similarities between the differences that separate the sides now and the ones that led to the 1998 work stoppage.

"We had a huge gap back then, and we have a huge gap now," Stern said during his annual state of the league session with reporters before Saturday night's All-Star events at the Staples Center. "But you work hard ...

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