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The 'Dilemma' at hand in NBA lockout

How "Prisoner's Dilemma" relates to NBA labor talks, and how it affects an outcome

Updated: October 14, 2011, 8:14 PM ET
By Larry Coon | Special to ESPN.com

It seems incomprehensible. Unable to agree on how to split a $4 billion pie, the NBA players and owners are now letting that pie go to waste, making everyone go hungry.

When talks ended Monday night without an agreement, the league wasted no time in canceling the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season. Their hopes currently rest on mediation, which is now scheduled for next week. Failing that, the two sides are expected to retreat and regroup, with the next round of cancellations ...

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