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NBA Lockout 2011: Owners Want To Crush Players With Lockout

The NBA Lockout is getting ugly, and we're only a little over 12 hours into it. Early reports from the owners' camp is that team execs don't just want the players to bend to meet their demands, they want to absolutely crush them.

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com joined The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show on WEEI Friday morning to talk about American sports' newest lockout.

"[Owners] essentially want the players crushed and brought to their knees," said Berger. "From a dollars standpoint, this can be figured out. If there were a serious effort on the part of the owners to want to compromise, a compromise would not be difficult to find. But that is not where the owners are. (via WEEI)

David Stern and the league locked out the players starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Friday morning, meaning that players can't communicate with teams, use their facilities or be traded or sign new contracts until a new CBA is in place.

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