2011 NBA Lockout Ends

With handshakes, sighs and weary smiles, the N.B.A. and its players resolved a crippling labor dispute early Saturday, allowing them to reopen their $4-billion-a-year business.

A 66-game season would start on Christmas Day, ending the second-longest lockout in league history.

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images After another marathon session, representatives from both sides finally delivered some good news. After almost five months, the NBA looks like it's coming back.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant can leave his fans and get back to the court soon as the NBA and the players have reached a tentative deal to end the lockout. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant can leave his fans and get back to the court soon.