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NBA Labor Issues Mean No NBA Game For Tulsa This Year

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There will be no NBA exhibition game for fans in Tulsa this year as the negotiations between the players and owners continues.

The lockout began July first and prohibits teams from trading, signing or contacting players and players from accessing NBA team facilities, trainers or staff.

Tuesday, the league announced that it had canceled the final two weeks of pre-season games, which included an October 21st game between the Oklahoma CIty Thunder and Denver Nuggets at Tulsa's BOK Center.

NBA Commissioner David Stern warned yesterday that if the lockout continued past Monday, regular season games could be lost as well.

The last NBA lockout shortened the 1998-99 season to just 50 games.