NBA V. NBPA: Tactical Strike Or Tactical Blunder?

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 12:31 PM EDT) -- On June 30, 2011, the collective bargaining agreement between the National Basketball Association and its players’ union, the National Basketball Players Association, expired with no new agreement in sight. The parties, worlds apart in their positions, had made little progress toward reaching a new CBA. It was therefore hardly unexpected when the NBA promptly instituted a lockout of its players, giving the league significant leverage at the negotiating table.

The players’ first counterpunch — individual players contemplating taking their talents overseas — lacks any real coercive...
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