For only the second time in its history, labor strife is cutting into the NBA regular season.

Commissioner David Stern has announced that because the two sides are significantly apart on almost all issues, even after thirteen hours of negotiations, the first two weeks of the regular season have been cancelled.

Stern says it's likely there will be no full 82-game season this year.

Back in 1998, the NBA season was just 50 games because of a work stoppage.

While the two sides are hopeful some of the season can be salvaged, the owners and players association aren't close to an agreement.