NBA Players Union Sues Over New Synthetic Ball

Law360, New York (December 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The NBA Players’ Association has reportedly filed a pair of unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the league of violating its rights with respect to a new ball and its crackdown on player complaints.

In the filings, the basketball players union said it should have been consulted before the changes were implemented, the Associated Press reported.

This year, the NBA threw out its old, leather basketballs and replaced them with ones made of microfiber composite. It was the first change to...
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