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bears88
04-26-2011, 06:57 PM
Dont know if this was posted or not if so please remove or merge.

Discuss??


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=6430021

Mudvayne91
04-26-2011, 07:08 PM
I'm not shocked. Both sides are going to do everything in their power to get the best deals for their side.

smith&wesson
04-26-2011, 07:22 PM
i really hope theres no lock out :(

JerseysFinest
04-26-2011, 07:25 PM
I really don't want to sound like an idiot, but then again I'm sure there are other people wanting to know the same: What is so bad about the players decertifying?

TomTerrific
04-26-2011, 07:28 PM
i really hope theres no lock out :(

Same.. I was planning on making the trip to Minnesota next year to see a couple T-Wolves games.

IDB Josh M
04-27-2011, 02:39 AM
I really don't want to sound like an idiot, but then again I'm sure there are other people wanting to know the same: What is so bad about the players decertifying?

It allows the players to bring an anti-trust suit against the NBA, and ask for an injunction keeping the NBA from locking the players out and keeping basketball going.

Here's a FAQ about the NFL's labor decertification.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81eb9e7b/article/frequently-asked-questions-about-union-decertification

TopsyTurvy
04-27-2011, 03:29 AM
Decertification brings risks with it. It throws the previously bargained agreement out the window, can be shut down by courts by being found as a 'negotiation ploy', and can become VERY expensive for the individual players (traditional union benefits expiring including health care, pensions, grievance process, etc.).

Essentially, decertification is the first of many steps to settling stalled negotiations in the courtroom. The leverage gained or lost is then used for the negotiating room - at great expense.