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NBA Lockout Negotiations Stall Over Proposed Split Of Basketball-Related Income, Cancellations Coming

The NBA lockout seemingly won't be resolved on this Friday. Multiple reports — the New York Times's Howard Beck's among them — say that negotiations between the NBA and the NBPA have broken down for the day.

As for what the two sides are currently at an impasse over, it appears to be the split in basketball-related income. From ESPN's Brian Windhorst:

League source said talks broke when players wouldn't accept less than 52% of BRI. No talks scheduled. More cancellations today.

That BRI — basketball-related income — has been at the heart of the negotiations all along, with players seeking to keep their share over 50 percent and nearer to 53 percent, while owners have been angling for a 50-50 split or better in their favor.

Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski further reports that BRI wasn't the only sticking point in Friday's negotiations, and CBS Sports' Ken Berger reports that Chris Paul told a reporter that he hopes there will be further negotiations this weekend.

The NBA has already cancelled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 season as a result of the lockout, resulting in seven cancelled games for the defending champion Dallas Mavericks. As for the cancellations Windhorst mentions, what they will be is currently unclear.

For more on the NBA lockout and how it affects the Mavericks, visit Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation's NBA hub.

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