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NBA Commissioner David Stern has announced the players and owners have reached a tentative deal. (Copyright 2011 NBAE) (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich: What Crappy Programming Is On The NBA Network?

There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight to the NBA lockout with games being canceled and the threat of more cancellations down the road. Your job is to guess whether the show Rich names was on the NBA Network in the past 2 weeks.

98.5 The Sports Hub–11/08/2011

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 6: NBA Commissioner David Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver address the media after NBA labor negotiations at Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on November 6, 2011 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

David Stern: ‘Rational Thing’ For NBA Players Is To Take Deal

NBA players are facing a Wednesday afternoon deadline to accept the league’s current proposal or face a harsher one that calls for rolling back their salaries.

11/08/2011

OCTOBER 20: Derek Fisher, President of the National Basketball Players Association speaks at a press conference after NBA labor negotiations at Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on October 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Compromise Needed To End NBA Lockout

NBA Owners and players keep insisting they are ready and willing to make the necessary financial step for an agreement. Yet talks have broken down each of the last two weeks with little movement and the same type of answer: “We’re here, they’re there, and that’s that.”

10/30/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Deal Possible In Next Few Days

NBA owners and players called it an early night Thursday, with both pointing toward Friday as a decisive day for big moves to end the 119-day lockout.

10/28/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern arrives for labor talks, Monday. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Stern Sent Home From NBA Meetings With Flu

The marathon NBA bargaining sessions have taken their toll on Commissioner David Stern.

10/20/2011

OCTOBER 18: Billy Hunter, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association, arrives to NBA labor negotiations at Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on October 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NBA Negotaitions Last 16 Hours, More Talks Planned

NBA players and owners broke after a marathon 16-hour negotiation session and planned to return early Wednesday.

10/19/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern arrives for labor talks, Monday. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

NBA Cancels First Two Weeks Of Season

NBA Commissioner David Stern has canceled the first two weeks of the season after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout.

10/10/2011

Ray Allen #20, Glen Davis #11, Rajon Rondo #9, Kevin Garnett #5, and Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics look on against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deadline Day For NBA

Derek Fisher left a meeting with NBA officials and, as he has all summer, reported no breakthrough on a new labor deal. Do that again Monday, and the start of the season is expected to be called off.

10/10/2011

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Derek Fisher, President of the National Basketball Players Association, with NBA players (L-R) Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Baron Davis, speaks at a press conference after NBA labor negotiations at The Waldorf-Astoria on September 30, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

AP Source: NBA Negotiators To Meet Sunday Night

A person with knowledge of the plans says top negotiators for the NBA and players’ association will meet Sunday night, perhaps the last chance to avoid canceled regular-season games.

10/09/2011

(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

NBA Talks Break Down Over Money, Games In Jeopardy

Commissioner David Stern floated it as an idea more than a firm proposal: a 50-50 revenue split.

10/04/2011

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