Found November 14, 2011 on Fox Sports Detroit:
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA players rejected the league's latest offer Monday and began disbanding the union, likely jeopardizing the season. "We're prepared to file this antitrust action against the NBA," union executive director Billy Hunter said. "That's the best situation where players can get their due process." And that's a tragedy as far as NBA Commissioner David Stern is concerned. "It looks like the 2011-12 season is really in jeopardy," Stern said in an interview aired on ESPN. "It's just a big charade. To do it now, the union is ratcheting up I guess to see if they can scare the NBA owners or something. That's not happening." Hunter said players were not prepared to accept Stern's ultimatum to accept the current proposal or face a worse one, saying they thought it was "extremely unfair." Stern had urged players to take the deal on the table, saying it's t...
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