The NBA labor negotiations broke down yet again last night, and with no new talks scheduled, the next round of regular-season games will likely be canceled any day now. At the very least, it looks like another two weeks of the season will be lost, but it wasn't long ago that David Stern said he feared games could soon be lost through Christmas. The sides had made some progress on some minor issues earlier in the week, but now things are looking bleak yet again.
Via Adrian Wojnarowski, the players' union thinks that a group of hard-line, small-market owners are making it difficult for the sides to reach an agreement. Billy Hunter, the executive director of the players' union, cited big-market owners like Jerry Buss of the Lakers and, yep, Jim Dolan of the Knicks as some of those willing to make a deal. And so as Josh Alper points out at NBC New York, Jim Dolan and Knicks fans actually stand on the same side of an issue here. This lockout is officially screwing with our heads.