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NBA Season In Jeopardy: A Sports Law Professor Weighs In08:48
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The only casualty of the NFL lockout was a single preseason game, but there's a good possibility the NBA could lose much more. Billy Hunter, head of the Player's Association, warned this week that the entire season could be lost. Proposals from the two sides are said to be $800 million dollars apart, but the rift between the two sides run much deeper.

"I think those numbers don't mean that much," Gabe Feldman, the Director of the Sports Law Program at Tulane University Law School tells Bill Littlefield. "I think what's the bigger issue is that the owners are really seeking a fundamental shift in the way the NBA's financial system works by implementing a hard salary cap."

Feldman also says that the length of the lockout will be at least partially determined by the outcome of a suit filed in federal court this week that could block the Player's Association from dissolving the union and filing anti-trust complaints.

This segment aired on August 6, 2011.

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