Found November 09, 2011 on
NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal.
Union executive director Billy Hunter, speaks during a news conference as Player's association president, Derek Fisher, right, and other NBA players look on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in New York. NBA players are meeting to discuss whether to accept the league's current proposal to end the lockout. Players have until Wednesday afternoon to take the deal.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, center, stands in front of a hotel where NBA players association are meeting to discuss labor negotiations in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011.
Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher, center president of the NBA players' association, and union executive director Billy Hunter, left, look on during a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in New York. NBA players are meeting to discuss whether to accept the league's current proposal to end the lockout. Players have until Wednesday afternoon to take the deal.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
THAT SLICK WILLIE
As the NBA lockout talks occurred in New York City, they had a rather interesting guest in former NBA president Bill Clinton who showed up to the NBA Players Association Press Conference.Clinton was in New York for a taping of The Daily Show and decided to drop by the talks to give Derek Fisher, a pep talk and a book. That information is courtesy of New York Times writer Howard Beck...
Negotiations go past commissioner's deadline, but no deal gets done. Derek Fisher says owners should be more flexible.The hours began to pile up, as they had numerous times the last few weeks of negotiations, but only one thing became clear as Wednesday bled into Thursday.
Union president Derek Fisher says his orders from NBA players are clear: No deal.
NEW YORK—Union president Derek Fisher says his orders from NBA players are clear: No deal. "The current offer on the table from the NBA is one that we cannot accept," he said Tuesday.
Derek Fisher stated at a news conference that the players would accept the league’s proposed 50-50 split of revenues if the league to relaxed its proposed restrictions on free agency.
So, how are you guys doing? Man, it’s been a roller coaster ride this week. As you already know, after nearly 11 hours of negotiating on Thursday, the league offered a revised deal based on the possibility of a 72-game season starting on December 15th. However, NBPA President, Derek Fisher and the union didn’t like it: “It [...]
Derek Fisher talks about the players decision to reject the owners' latest proposal.
Some things just sound like news.
David Stern’s no-holds barred ultimatum of Wednesday at 5 o’clock was a jolt to the system. Similarly, Billy Hunter's calling a premature end to a meeting a few weeks ago packed a punch.
But a lot has happened since. Essentially all of the really big issues have been negotiated. And now, while there is still no deal, it strains credulity...
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players broke off negotiations with the league Thursday night, saying there had not been enough progress to get a deal done to end the lockout.The league offered the players a revised offer after nearly 11 hours of bargaining, but union president Derek Fisher said it ...
Last time there was optimism about an NBA labor deal, David Stern was standing in the back of the union press conference joking with Billy Hunter, and the words “striking distance” were thrown around. Then it all blew up. Wednesday night — really, Thursday morning — after 12 hours of talks that again led to…
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 72-game season starting Dec. 15 is there for NBA players. All they have to do is say yes' to a revised proposal.
If not, they get a far harsher offer, and then who knows if there would even be an NBA season.
"I would not presume to project or predict what the union would do," Commissioner David Stern said. "I can hope, and my hope is that the...
As the players and owners of the NBA continue to quibble over which millionaire/billionaire gets more, should people really be concerned? I can tell you one person who doesn’t care…This Guy! The NBA is a haven for great basketball talent but really, unless one major game is on or the Finals, how many really care?
The owners most recent offer of a 51-49 split was also issued...