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Billy Hunter Sues Derek Fisher, NBPA

AP | By BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

Ousted NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter alleges in a lawsuit that president Derek Fisher had a secret deal with owners during ...

NBA Players Union Under Investigation

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

The union that represents NBA players said Friday it is being investigated by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan. The announcement from the Natio...

NBA Players' Union Under Federal Investigation

AP | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government is investigating the business practices of the NBA players' association. The union confirmed F...

An Open Letter to Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher

Etan Thomas | Posted 04.24.2012 | Sports
Etan Thomas

Please do not do what it appears that both of you are gearing up to do. Please don't start mud slinging at each other in an ugly public display to tear down each others legacy and reputation.

Basketball: A Day Late, A Dollar Short -- Time for Mark Cuban and David Boies to Rescue the Fans

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 01.21.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

I have a suggestion to solve this sport's crisis. Give Mark Cuban the power to rep the owners with full authority to agree to the terms of a contract.

NBA Lockout As Metaphor: Whatever Happened To Collective Interest?

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Sports metaphors pervade every crevice of American conversation, so it stands to reason that the National Basketball Association has opted to put asid...

NBA Players, Owners To Continue Negotiations On Thursday

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 01.10.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NBA and its players are hitting pause in their negotiations as the union considers the league's latest revised offer. The league...

Say the Secret Word, Buttheads

Mark Heisler | Posted 01.02.2012 | Sports
Mark Heisler

Each of the season's 25 weeks is worth $160 million -- 4 percent of the projected $4 billion in BRI. With Commissioner David Stern having just cancelled the third and fourth weeks, that's $320 million... per side!

War is Hell, says JaVale McGee

Mark Heisler | Posted 12.18.2011 | Sports
Mark Heisler

No, the players haven't fallen apart. No, the season isn't in jeopardy... yet... even if the parties, who got close a week ago, are now back glaring at each other from their respective corners.

Hold That NBA Apocalypse

Mark Heisler | Posted 12.10.2011 | Sports
Mark Heisler

Overheated as this thing has been, the last three weeks saw the parties whittle their "irreconcilable" differences down to three percentage points.

NBA Union Chief Bets On Lost Season

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.04.2011 | Sports

If NBA Players Union Executive Director Billy Hunter had to wager on it, he would bet that the 2011-2012 NBA season will get canceled. While speaki...

Jordan Schultz

The Schultz Report: Summer Mailbag

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.14.2011 | Sports

In this edition of the mailbag, we tackle James Harrison (sorry, I couldn't resist), MLB power rankings and of course, the NBA lockout.

Jordan Schultz

NBA Lockout: A Full Examination Of Both Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports

Related Note: LISTEN to my Wednesday radio podcasts for more lockout analysis along with breakdowns of last week's NBA Draft. The NBA is coming off...

NBA Lockout and NBA Draft: A Full Breakdown (RADIO)

Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Yesterday I caught up with two of our good radio friends, 56 Sports Radio in Memphis and "The Odd Couple" 610 Sports Radio in Houston, to break down the NBA Lockout every which way, and offer some analysis on the NBA Draft.

Jocks for Justice: John Carlos, Billy Hunter, and Keyon Dooling Speak Out for Wisconsin Workers

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

Unions across the country are standing with the workers of Wisconsin. Count the National Basketball Association's Player's Association among their ranks.

A New Era: Here Come the Suns

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

On Cinco de Mayo, the Phoenix Suns will be wearing jerseys that say simply Los Suns. Team owner Robert Sarver said, after talking to the team, that this will be an act of sartorial solidarity against the Arizona bill.

Difficult Labor Days Ahead

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

For most sports fans, labor negotiations are really boring. Who cares how much these millionaires on both sides of the table earn? At the same time though, they are also quite frightening.