Union Owes NBA Players Answers

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As last summer's NBA lockout dragged on, the questions, puzzlement and second-guessing grew.

Why wasn't the National Basketball Player's Association decertifying? Why wasn't the union following the NFLPA lead of disbanding and filing an antitrust suit, a maneuver that put football owners back on their heels and saved the players as much as they could in final negotiations?

Why was the NBPA instead employing a legal strategy that consisted of an unfair labor complaint being filed with the National Labor Relations Board?

Some of the lawyers that worked the NFL lockout couldn't make sense of it. Agents for NBA players fumed and ranted and held conference calls, plotting for a way to change course.

This was never going to work, so many said. And, indeed,...

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