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  1. Crittenton could still be traded

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan The NBA players' union announced this afternoon that Javaris Crittenton will not be appealing his season-long suspension for his role in the now-infamous gun incident in the Washington Wizards' locker room. One of the reason...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  2. David Stern on strong unions

    Henry Abbott

    In an interview taped Tuesday with coach Mike Krzyzewski, to be aired Wednesday evening on Sirius XM's "Basketball and Beyond with Coach K", NBA Commissioner David Stern addresses the turmoil at the National Basketball Players Association. The union'...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  3. Billy Hunter at the end of the line

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Even if the union leader can avoid criminal charges, NBA players deserve better. In spring 2012, players union president Derek Fisher sounded the alarm about troubles at the National Basketball Players Association, in...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  4. Jeremy Lin among Time's 100 most influential

    Henry Abbott

    Time has named the most influential 100 people in the world. The list includes Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and the like ... and one NBA player. It's not LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard or even union president Derek Fisher. Tha...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  5. Union makes big move without polling members

    Henry Abbott

    The last time the NBA and the players association met, the meeting ended early Friday morning with an offer from the league. The NBA then sent that offer in writing to every player, and quietly prayed that the union would let the players vote on it, ...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  6. Players' new legal leaders speak

    Henry Abbott

    In announcing the legal strategy of disclaiming the union, Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher are effectively handing the process of getting NBA players back to work with their outside attorneys Jeffrey Kessler and the newly appointed David Boies. Boie...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: With unsettling consequences awaiting them should they fail to reach an agreement, representatives for the NBA and players' union met again on Thursday in an effort to salvage what remains of an already-shortened s...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  8. Hard-line owners sniffing victory

    Henry Abbott

    Most casual observers believe, I suspect, that NBA owners have their fingers crossed Tuesday, hoping that players will take the league's offer that is set to expire Wednesday evening. The players' union has called this an excessively harsh deal an...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Alan Hahn of Newsday: "The NBA and its players union will go back to the negotiating table Wednesday for yet another attempt to resolve their differences in collective bargaining and end the four-month lockout. A person with knowledge of the situatio...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News: "When it comes to trying to figure out where NBA owners and players are in negotiations for a new deal, the one-time Knick and current players union VP Roger Mason Jr. apparently is no Perry Mason. Mason's c...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Barker of The Baltimore Sun: "NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said Wednesday that if he 'had to bet on it,' he would wager that the entire 2011-12 season would be wiped out by the lockout. ... The union chief said NBA co...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  12. Young superstars will feel the next CBA's sting

    Henry Abbott

    David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images The best young players, like Kyrie Irving, are in line to take a major hit. In Miami today, the NBA and its players union are engaged in the first day of what David Stern calls "full-blown" collective bargaining -- as op...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers know how to slow down Chris Paul, but don't do it consistently. A judge's decision for the NFL players is widely seen as a win for NBA players, too. On the one hand, it gives players the opportunity to break up their union with the convi...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  14. David Stern on contraction

    Henry Abbott

    Fox's Jason Whitlock and NBA commissioner David Stern discussed The Decision, LeBron-as-villain, cooperation with the players union, "respect for the game" technicals (Stern wishes he'd done it sooner), and more. Particularly fascinating, to me, w...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  15. I know who's going to lose the CBA negotiations

    Henry Abbott

    Grant Halverson/Getty Images Sport Future stars like Harrison Barnes aren't represented by either side in CBA talks, and it costs them dearly. The players' union and the NBA have staked out positions, and the union is now as gloomy as the league in...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  16. Stern proposition

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images NBA Commissioner David Stern discusses the NBA's fractious relations with the player's union. There are a thousand story lines of All-Star weekend. Most of them are fun: Dunk contests, 3-point shootouts, and divvyi...

    Blog | February 13, 2010