Billy Hunter

Billy Hunter

Hunter Voted Out As Head Of NBA Players’ Union

Billy Hunter was ousted from his job as executive director of the union in a unanimous vote by NBA players who said Saturday they will “no longer be divided, misled, misinformed.”


Billy Hunter

NBA Union Head Billy Hunter Placed On Indefinite Leave

Billy Hunter is being placed on an indefinite leave as executive director of the NBA players association, following a report that was critical of his leadership and urged players to consider his future with the organization.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2013

David Stern

Muller: Miss NBA Basketball? Blame Stern

Don’t blame the owners for the lack of professional basketball in the middle of November. Don’t blame the players for nixing the latest offer earlier this week, thus extending the delay until at least mid-December, and quite possibly, until the 2012-13 season.

670 The Score–11/17/2011

Kobe Bryant

Rovell: Kobe Lost $1.05 MM Tuesday

The NBA lockout has effectively whipped out more than a month and a half of the season, and Tuesday, the players experienced what it really feels like to be unemployed.

670 The Score–11/16/2011

Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Johnson: NBA Players Tired Of Being Bullied

The NBA Player’s Association’s decision to reject the NBA’s latest offer and disband as a union could spell the end of any hope for a basketball season in 2011-12.

670 The Score–11/15/2011

National Basketball Player's Association President Derek Fisher addresses the media about the Labor Relation Meetings. (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Players Reject NBA’s Offer, Begin To Disband Union

The NBA players have rejected the league’s latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.

670 The Score–11/14/2011

David Stern

Schuster: Will The NBA Return Next Week Or Are We Being Teased Again?

If any of you have followed me on the station, or Facebook or Twitter you know that I am a die hard hoops junkie. All levels of the sport are cool but the ultimate for me is the NBA and I have been going crazy without it during this prolonged lockout.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2011

LeBron James

NBA Players: Plan B If No Season

As it seems more and more likely the players will not take the owners’ recent 50-50 revenue split, the likelihood of there being a season will continue to drop, but that doesn’t mean the ball will stop bouncing for LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and others.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

David Stern

Ham: Have The NBA Players Met The Real Enemy?

LeBron James might be a load to handle on the court, but in the NBA labor quagmire he’s got nothing on a swamp turtle named Pogo, a comic pages pundit with a labor lesson for LeBron and the NBA players. “We have met the enemy, and the enemy is us,” said Pogo, the resident sage of cartoonist Walt Kelly’s Okefenokee Swamp.

670 The Score–11/09/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, second from right, talk to reporters after taking part in talks between representatives of the basketball league's owners and players. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Hanley: Time Is Running Out On NBA

Wednesday will be the league’s D-Day, according to commissioner David Stern.

670 The Score–11/08/2011

David Stern

NBA Talks Set, But Decertification Reports Surface

The announcement Thursday that negotiations to end the NBA lockout would resume were followed by reports that some players are investigating the possibility of decertifying the union.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

National Basketball Player's Association President Derek Fisher addresses the media about the Labor Relation Meetings. (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Berger Breaks Down NBA Lockout

Talks to end the NBA lockout broke down Friday afternoon, and Ken Berger of CBS Sports joined The Boers and Bernstein Show to discuss the current state of negotiations.

670 The Score–10/28/2011

David Stern. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Cancels Games Through Nov. 30

The move came Friday after labor negotiations broke down for the second time in a week.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Derrick Rose

Amick On Lockout: Slight Optimism Merited

According to Amick, there is some reason to be optimistic.

670 The Score–10/28/2011

Derrick Rose

Rose Wants To Eliminate NBA Salary Cap

Derrick Rose has established himself among the elite NBA players in just three seasons. His salary, however, doesn’t come anywhere near the top in the league, let alone his own team.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose

Muller: Exhibition Tour Is A Bad Idea For Rose And Boozer

David Stern and Billy Hunter are still hard at work trying to save the NBA season but it appears that many of the league’s top stars are getting ready to hit the road for a two-week world tour that will consist of six games spanning across four continents.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Talks Done For Day, Will Resume Thursday

Searching for progress to end the NBA lockout, owners and players held another lengthy bargaining session Wednesday despite the departure of Commissioner David Stern.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

Billy Hunter arrives to Tuesday's NBA negotiations. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NBA Negotiations Last 16 hours; More Talks Planned

NBA players and owners spent a marathon 16 hours meeting with a federal mediator and planned to return early Wednesday to continue the talks.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

David Stern

NBA Players, Owners Continue To Meet With Mediator

NBA players and owners met for more than 10 hours with a federal mediator, hoping to deliver the progress Commissioner David Stern says is needed to avoid canceling more games.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Stern: Tuesday’s Meeting Could Decide Fate Of NBA Season

The fate of the NBA’s season could rest on Tuesday’s meetings.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011