OK, let me get this straight. Billy Hunter is Jimmy Hoffa and Derek Fisher is Bobby Kennedy, and we're in the middle of the NBA's reenactment of "Blood Feud," the 1983 TV miniseries that explored the apoplectic battle between the corrupt Teamsters president and an anti-corruption attorney general.
As a bizarre, disappointing, strike-shortened NBA regular season draws to a close, there are agents, journalists and Fisher supporters who want us to believe Hunter's nepotistic silver-spooning of family members and a failed 2009 business proposal that never cost the players union a dime are the key reasons the NBPA got run over in the lockout.
We're also supposed to believe Hunter and Fisher are at war because Fisher wants to clean up all the corruption.
OK. Got it. I like fairy tales. I just don't tell them.
Hunter, the executive director of the union, and Fisher, the president of the union, are at war primarily for the same reason the NFL's Gene Upshaw and some ex-players a...