Lockout: What will the players do next?

The league has made a now-or-never offer to the players in the NBA labor dispute

Updated: December 3, 2011, 9:03 PM ET
By Larry Coon | Special to ESPN.com

The drama of the NBA labor dispute is now reaching a climax. Instead of waiting for an early January deadline to make or break the season, the league managed to advance the timetable by two months and set up a mid-November showdown.

With one final take-it-or-leave-it proposal, the league gave the players an ultimatum -- accept their offer and get ready for a 72-game season that starts on Dec. 15, or live with the consequences. If the players reject the NBA's deal, then the league's ...

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