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Report: NBA union reps meeting set for Monday morning

Nov 11, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT

Etan Thomas, Billy Hunter, Chris Paul, Maurice Evans, Roger Mason Jr., James Jones AP

Well, at least we won’t have to wait long for Armageddon.

The NBA players’ union team representatives are set to meet in New York at 9 a.m. Monday morning, according to a tweet from Jerry Zgoda of the Star-Tribune (talking about Wolves rep Anthony Tolliver).

Derek Fisher, Billy Hunter and union leadership will present David Stern and the owners latest ultimatum, er, offer to the players’ representatives — and don’t expect a positive spin. Right now the entire tide of the union seems to be turning on the offer, and while some guys just want to get back to playing (if it went to a secret ballot I think it would pass but many agents think it would not) the key decision makers and union reps seem opposed.

And then… either more talks, or the owners reset offer with a side of union decertification. Pray for more talks, because the reset and decertification is the path to Armageddon.

  1. 8man - Nov 11, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Well with the ESPN slate of games on Tuesday involving Duke, Michigan State, Kentucky and Kansas, it’s a good bet that if even if the entire season is cancelled on Monday morning, b-ball fans will lament it for a day at the most.

    This league won’t have to dig much longer to bury itself. Whatever.

    • danielcp0303 - Nov 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM

      Couldn’t disagree more. Nothing like the NBA, they are the best in the world. College basketball is nice, but it doesn’t fill the gap left by the NBA.

  2. acieu - Nov 11, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Pray for Armageddon. Love to see the season cancelled to establish some better business practices. Hope he owners hold fast and let the NBAPA decertify.

  3. thetooloftools - Nov 12, 2011 at 1:36 AM

    The owners are called the owners because of one reason. They own the teams. Players are more then welcome to go play in Europe, but well… we can see how that is working out.
    This all goes back to LeBron James and Chris Bosh willing to go to Miami for LESS money then their own teams were willing to pay them because… well THEY MUST NOT HAVE NEEDED THE MONEY.
    I was screaming when they did that last year that it would come back to haunt the players in the next CBA and was shouted down as a hater, and LeBron basher and on and on.
    Well guess what folks…. I WAS 100% right.
    The message that James and Bosh sent the owners was that you all were OVERPAID and therefor must be collectively punished through reduced pay for all.
    Sorry guys, but this lies at the feet of the players and the Miami Heat but you will never make them own it because NOBODY will admit it for the fear of their wrath.
    Suck it up or shut it down.
    I don’t care at this point.
    Doesn’t seem too funny now.
    Does it?

  4. onthewagonsince90 - Nov 12, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Well said

  5. basketballfan4life - Nov 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    @tool Do u actually think before u speak or write? What u are asserting makes no sense. It is Lebron’s and Chris’s fault because they took LESS money elsewhere? I thought u said the players were being greedy and wanted more money. Remember, u have been spouting ignorant shit on this blog for sometime now. Make up ur mind. Unless u were solicited to say dumb shit to get people to reply to the blog. I hope it is the latter. Nobody can be that idiotic

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