NBA players reject league offer, union likely to disband

Goodbye NBA?

11/14/11 in NBA   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

It's becoming increasingly likely that there will be no 2011-12 NBA season. NBA players have rejected the league's most recent proposal and have begun taking steps to disband the players union.

The NBA has said that if the players did not accept this proposal, its next offer would be worse, with the league keeping more than half of all revenues. In the now-expired collective bargaining agreement players received 57 percent of all revenues.

Union executive director Billy Hunter said that the players are now prepared to file an antitrust lawsuit against the NBA, which can be done once the union is dissolved. 

This new development greatly increases the chance that this season will not be played--and that the lockout could spill over into the 2012-13 season.  As of Monday, the lockout has lasted 137 days. 

Union president Derek Fisher said that the decision to reject the offer was unanimous, and Hunter called NBA commissioner David Stern's ultimatum about a deal "extremely unfair." 

Did the players make the right call? 
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11/14/11   |   SamuelWhale   |   587 respect

 the mass hysteria of the NBA ending began and ended but the players werent able to pick any good from it

11/14/11   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7027 respect

I am sick to death of these greedy, a**hole crybabies.  They can disband forever for all I care.

11/14/11   |   Soxfest   |   762 respect

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Stay out all year nobody cares...............NCAA is better anyway.

11/14/11   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

The players are idiots!!!  They should ask the NHL and MLB how "Taking a Stand" and missing an entire season worked out for them.... when they came back they literally had the worst years ever as far as attendance and it took MLB 3-5 years to recover from it.  Plus the deals they ended up with were worse than the offers they had before.  Who the f*ck do they think they are, the NFL!!??