Agents Want Hunter to Decertify the NBPA
There’s growing restlessness within the NBA’s most powerful agents, an uneasiness with the strategies of Billy Hunter and the Players Association. What’s the strategy? How do we stave off economic Armageddon? This was the reason the agents came to New York for a meeting on Friday, and why they left an unmistakable impression on Hunter: Sooner than later, we want to decertify, file an antitrust suit and throw some fear into the owners.
Hunter wants to wait out the rulings on the union’s filings with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, but there’s little hope that’s gained traction. Hunter doesn’t seem willing to go the decertification route until after the union and NBA meet again in August, and probably not prior to September.
Most of the agents see a union with no strategy, and NBA owners simply waiting until the players’ checks stop arriving in November so they can hammer the most one-sided collective bargaining agreement in history down the players’ throats.
“Right now, it’s a respectful disagreement with [the agents] and Billy,” an agent briefed on the meeting told Yahoo! Sports. “But it’s getting to a ‘[expletive]-you’ point. We will blow this thing up.”
via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports