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NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter says an antitrust complaint against the league will be filed Tuesday night.Hunter says the suit will be filed in the Northern District of California.David Boies, an attorney for the players, says they've brought this case to restore competitive free-market ...
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The chances of an NBA season happening just decreased dramatically, with the news that the players have spurned the latest offer from the owners and will now de-certify the union.
NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter says an antitrust complaint against the league will be filed Tuesday night.
“We’re on the two-yard line,” – National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter, Oct. 8.
“I think we’re within striking distance of getting a deal,” – Hunter, Oct. 28.
How did we end up to where we are now? The union formerly representing NBA players disbanded yesterday, effectively taking this lockout from boardrooms to courtrooms...
The NBA Owners and David Stern have their vision. The Players Association headed by Billy Hunter and Player Head Derek Fisher, have theirs. Though just roughly 2% in revenue separates themselves from being on the cusp of a deal (there are system issues as well), the NBA and its Players Association are also a disagreement or angry meeting away from a proposed 72 season...
The NBA players have rejected the league’s latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.
The decision likely jeopardizes the season.
Union executive director Billy Hunter says the players’ association is prepared to file antitrust action against the NBA. He says this is the best situation...
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."
He said players were not prepared to...
NBA players filed two antitrust lawsuits against the NBA on Tuesday, as the 138-day labor dispute moved to the courts.
One complaint was filed in a Northern California court, said Billy Hunter, who was executive director of the union before it disbanded Monday. The plaintiffs in the case will be...
NBA players rejected the league's latest offer Monday and began disbanding the union, likely jeopardizing the season:
''This is the best decision for the players. I want to reiterate that point, that a lot of individual players have a lot of things personally at stake in terms of their careers and where they stand. And right now they feel it's important - we...
In announcing the legal strategy of disclaiming the union, Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher are effectively handing the process of getting NBA players back to work to their outside attorneys Jeffrey Kessler and the newly appointed David Boies.
Boies has been involved in a litany of high-profile cases, most notably representing Al Gore in the historic Gore vs. Bush case that decided...
NBA players union to dissolve, sue league; season in jeopardy
By Brian T. Smith
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Nov 14, 2011 08:23PM MDT
The NBA is on the verge of what commissioner David Stern called a “nuclear winter.”
National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) executive director Billy Hunter said Monday the union has decided to end the collective bargaining process...