Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 11/2/11
by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni This is how embarrassingly bad things have gotten for the NBA players’ side in this labor war: they went from fighting David Stern, public opinion, and the team owners. to fighting allegations that their leaders are now fighting amongst themselves. Here’s the blow-by-blow of what’s taken place over the last 72 hours or so, a crucial period of time that could have otherwise been used to, oh gee I don’t know, negotiate to end the NBA lockout perhaps? After it was reported that Derek Fisher had cut a side-deal with David Stern for the players to accept the 50/50 split on BRI, Fisher wrote a letter (which was of course leaked to the press) denying the whole thing. Another report came out that Billy Hunter was no longer in good standing within the union, which forced him to write his own letter — leaked once again — claiming that everything was rosy, and that everyone must stick together. Fisher then took things to another level by lawyering up in his ...
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