Monday, November 14, 2011

DEVELOPING: NBPA Rejects Offer, Season In Jeopardy (UPDATED)

The NBA Players Association has rejected the league's latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.

This really does not surprise the HQ in any manner as decertification is the next step in the process. But, and this is a big "but," this decision could put more than just the season at large in the balance.

We're talking the next two...

Here's the offer, decide for yourself...

More when we know more...

1530 UPDATE:
Here is the statement from Commissioner David Stern...

“At a bargaining session in February 2010, Jeffrey Kessler, counsel for the union, threatened that the players would abandon the collective bargaining process and start an antitrust lawsuit against our teams if they did not get a bargaining resolution that was acceptable to them.

“In anticipation of this day, the NBA filed an unfair labor practice charge before the National Labor Relations Board asserting that, by virtue of its continued threats, the union was not bargaining in good faith. We also began a litigation in federal court in anticipation of this same bargaining tactic.

“The NBA has negotiated in good faith throughout the collective bargaining process, but -- because our revised bargaining proposal was not to its liking – the union has decided to make good on Mr. Kessler’s threat.

“There will ultimately be a new collective bargaining agreement, but the 2011-12 season is now in jeopardy.”

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