"The sides in the NBA labor dispute, which reached its 146th day Wednesday, have re-opened negotiations aimed at resolving the lawsuits recently filed by players, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard. The primary push for the talks, according to The New York Times, is a desire to make one last run at ending the five-month labor dispute in time to start the season on Christmas. But the latest negotiations are considered part of settlement talks relating to the litigation, according to the Times." via ESPN Hey, at least they're talking again! Maybe the owners have decided that having to pay triple damages if they lost the lawsuit is riskier than allowing the players to save a little face.