The NBA players association could be on the brink of a seismic power shift that goes well beyond the naming of a new executive director . LeBron James, the game's best and most popular player, is mulling a bid for the union's presidency.
"It's something he has talked about with a small group of people," a source with close ties to James told FOXSports.com on Wednesday. "He was very vocal at the meeting during the All-Star Weekend about the need for the union to dramatically change. There is a new executive director coming in and new commissioner. He recognizes that this is the time for the union to change."
Derek Fisher's term as president expired this summer. It's unlikely that Fisher, who recently signed a new contract with the Thunder, would retain the presidency since he is facing a lawsuit from the union's former executive director, Billy Hunter, and because Fisher is at the end of his career.
Jerry Stackhouse, an 18-year veteran, has been the point man for union activities ...