20 years ago: NBA locks its doors

20 years ago: NBA locks its doors

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Unable to successfully negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement with its players, the NBA opted to lock its doors until a deal was reached.

The lockout shortened the season to 50 games per team.

The condensed season might have made it tougher for a veteran team like the Utah Jazz to stay fresh for another chance at the title.

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Published at Sun, 01 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0000