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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The NBA players have rejected the league’s latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday will be the league’s D-Day, according to commissioner David Stern.
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.
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.
The move came Friday after labor negotiations broke down for the second time in a week.
According to Amick, there is some reason to be optimistic.
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.
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.
Searching for progress to end the NBA lockout, owners and players held another lengthy bargaining session Wednesday despite the departure of Commissioner David Stern.
NBA players and owners spent a marathon 16 hours meeting with a federal mediator and planned to return early Wednesday to continue the talks.
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.
The fate of the NBA’s season could rest on Tuesday’s meetings.