NFLPA Head to Appear at NBPA Meeting?
Maybe this NBA players meeting won’t be so gloom and doom after all.
According to a source close to National Basketball Players Association president Derek Fisher, NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith is expected to address the players in Las Vegas on Thursday morning. It’s a creative and well-timed wrinkle that came as a result of Fisher’s invite, with the NFL’s equivalent to NBPA executive director Billy Hunter sure to relieve some of the tension that would have been in the room that will likely have approximately 70 players.
The hope, as Fisher sees it, is that Smith can help buoy the players’ spirits after discussions with the owners broke down on Tuesday while also educating them on the complex issues involved in this process. And why not?