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    NBA Lockout: NBPA Rejects Deal, Announces It Will File For Decertification

    The NBA Players Association has announced its intention to file a disclaimer of interest, essentially announcing it will decertify and file an anti-trust lawsuit against the league instead of accepting the league's proposed deal and continuing the NBA lockout. The news comes after all 30 player team representatives and a number of other players met on Monday to address the NBA's most recent proposal, which is outlined here.
    It's one hell of a strategy. The union has decertified itself, and is now going to file an antitrust action against the NBA.

    IMHO, both the union and the team owners have bargained in bad faith, and the result is going to be that basketball players who are now in college are going to become used car salesmen, instead of pro ballplayers. The team owners will then be forced to recruit players from prisons, mental institutions, and Texas.

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    Re: NBA Lockout: NBPA Rejects Deal, Announces It Will File For Decertification

    Here is a thought. Maybe the college basketball players should use there degree and get a job. Being a pro player is never a sure thing.

    Here is my stance. I feel the taxpayers should no longer fund any sort of sports facility. If the sport thinks they can make a go in city X, then by all means build a complex out of your own funds.

    I feel sorry for the small business that rely on games to sell their products (bars,restruants, parking, etc). I feel sorry for the towns that are stuck with arenas that have no games scheduled.
    If I could do it, I would terminate the building agreements for all basketball complexs, when the strike is over, I would say guess what, you have no home or if you want to play here, it just got a whole lot more expensive for rent.

    With this I am now done with the NBA. May they never come back into existence. Maybe then the owners and players will see what they lost in fans.
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    Re: NBA Lockout: NBPA Rejects Deal, Announces It Will File For Decertification

    The NBA did nothing wrong. The NBA was moving until it hit its wall and instead of taking notice of that fact the NBA players actually thought that not moving and filing some lame excuse of a case against the NBA was a better option.

    Saying this however, this kind of action just proves what I said last week. The employers ARE forced to bargain the way the union members want or face things like this. If anyone here didn't bargain in good faith it was the players.

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    Ugh I wish the Thrashers were still here, this situation would have really helped them out down here. Atleast the jackasses that own the Hawks are bleeding money, I do feel sorry for all the business's around the arena that are probably also bleeding money.
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    Re: NBA Lockout: NBPA Rejects Deal, Announces It Will File For Decertification

    Let us hope this marks the end of the NBA. Put the NHL on TV more!
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    Re: NBA Lockout: NBPA Rejects Deal, Announces It Will File For Decertification

    I looked at the contract. The owners were unreasonable in demanding significant reductions in pay, while the players were unreasonable in not allowing rule changes to make the league more competitive. The legal issue is not over unions, but rather antitrust rules. As the sole professional basketball league, the NBA has a monopoly. Monopolies have special restrictions that limit certain behaviors considered anti-competitive. Court rulings in the past however have often given professional sports franchises special treatment. The players are banking on court ruling in their favor, hoping to use precedents from the NFL lockout.

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    Re: NBA Lockout: NBPA Rejects Deal, Announces It Will File For Decertification

    Big babies. Ungrateful. Luckily, they live in a country that rewards entertainers handsomely.

    As opposed to those who actually have important jobs.

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    Re: NBA Lockout: NBPA Rejects Deal, Announces It Will File For Decertification

    billionaires crapping on millionaires

    owners pay excessively to acquire the top talent and then blame the same players they were throwing money at for letting that happen

    it looks like a ripe moment for another ABA pro basketball league to form and sign the players
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    Re: NBA Lockout: NBPA Rejects Deal, Announces It Will File For Decertification

    I hope next year gets cancelled also.

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    Re: NBA Lockout: NBPA Rejects Deal, Announces It Will File For Decertification

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    I looked at the contract. The owners were unreasonable in demanding significant reductions in pay, while the players were unreasonable in not allowing rule changes to make the league more competitive. The legal issue is not over unions, but rather antitrust rules. As the sole professional basketball league, the NBA has a monopoly. Monopolies have special restrictions that limit certain behaviors considered anti-competitive. Court rulings in the past however have often given professional sports franchises special treatment. The players are banking on court ruling in their favor, hoping to use precedents from the NFL lockout.
    You do understand why the pay decreases were offered yes? As for the NBA being a monopoly, that is bogus. They compete against other sports for many of the same fans.

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