Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 11/3/11
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The players’ union can’t negotiate with the NBA until its own house is in order. So, to that end, Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher will meet with other union leaders to squash whatever beef may exist. Per the NY Times: “Another tense meeting to address the N.B.A. lockout will take place Thursday in Manhattan — only this time without owners or league officials and without a prospect for a deal. If a consensus emerges, it will be solely between the leaders of the players association. The union’s executive board is holding its first in-person meeting since labor talks collapsed last Friday, and its first since reports of a rift in leadership began circulating. If there are political or philosophical gaps between Derek Fisher, the union’s elected president, and Billy Hunter, its longtime executive director, they will try to close them, in full view of the union’s staff members and the eight other players on the board. The damage-control efforts have supplanted any attempt to break the 125...
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