Long Night Of NBA Negotiations Has Yet To End

(UPDATE: It's about 2:15 a.m. and we are getting indications that negotiations are concluding)

NEW YORK – What a scene.

We came to cover the NBA labor negotiations and ended up at a slumber party.

Well, not really, but the meetings began at 10 a.m.

Not all reporters got there then, but this one arrived at about 1 p.m.

Good thing there was other work to do.

There was hope that with federal mediator George Cohen in the process that both sides would have better communication and make some progress.

Nobody expected them to stay together for more than 14 hours.

We were told we’d be briefed when they came out and there was a false alarm a little after 10 p.m. Twitter, went atwitter with comments about the meeting ending.

Only the meeting hadn’t ended.

So all it left were some inaccurate tweets and several angry reporters.

Now it’s past midnight and we’re still waiting. When something happens, other than the National Basketball Players Association donating Chinese food to the starving reporters, we’ll post it here.

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