Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/4/11
via Marc Stein twitter I'm not 100% sure if this is a good thing or not, but hopefully the threat of decertification will lead to the owners upping their offer tomorrow. From what I've been led to believe if the players decertify from the union, things then get messy and there won't be any quick resolution (thus no basketball any time soon). Again hopefully simply the threat helps get a deal done. Paul Pierce is due a lot of money this season and he doesn't have that many left, so like KG a few weeks ago, he's fighting more for the young players in the league, even if it hurts him more financially. The pity of all this is the players simply want to play ball and have made tremendous concessions to the owners. The owners just need to accept their win already and stop going for the mercy rule.  
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