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What happened: A seemingly endless NBA lockout based on the inability of the NBA and the NBA Players Assn. to reach a collective bargaining agreement prompted intense fan frustration.
The apology: Lakers' senior vice president of business operations Tim Harris, above, wrote the following in a "Courtside Connection" newsletter: "We're sorry to share that the NBA and the NBA Players Association have yet to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement. Unfortunately this means the league has had to cancel all regular season games scheduled through November 14th."