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Players union meeting next Tuesday in Miami. Who shows?

Sep 23, 2011, 8:35 PM EDT

Derek Fisher, Billy Hunter AP

Last week, a couple days after one of the disappointing negotiating sessions between the owners and players, there was a players meeting in Las Vegas. One where they preached unity.

But only about 40 players — about 10 percent of the union membership — showed up. That was less than the number of guys playing in the Impact Series in that same city at the time.

Maybe Miami and it’s nightlife will be a better draw. Union president Derek Fisher and director Billy Hunter must think so, because Miami will be home to a players union meeting next Tuesday. The meeting will update the players on how there has been almost no movement in the negotiations.

Another poor turnout by the players will turn a few heads among the owners, although I’m not sure it really makes a difference in the big picture. Right now the union still has the support of the players and they have their line in the sand on a hard salary cap. But eventually the players will want to see a new plan from Hunter and Fisher to end this.

  1. tomlotter1948 - Sep 24, 2011 at 7:16 AM

    Hey you players, get realistic…you are not nor ever were worth what you thought you were! To have a balanced and exciting league you need a hard salary cap..see how successful the NFL is?

  2. twitter:Chapman_Jamie - Sep 24, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    These guys need to get a clue. Stand strong owners!

  3. sincal - Sep 24, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    these are billionaire owners. they allowed the contracts to be signed. if you feel a player isnt worth it why give him the contract? how can you be worth billions amd not know that. no one put a gun to the owners head. lol

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