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No Excuse to be an Uninformed Player?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On November 23, 2011 @ 6:32 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Last week, Boston’s Glen Davis and Cleveland’s Samardo Samuels complained about not being able to vote on the NBA’s offer, and Davis said he felt uninformed about what was going on. But any player who feels that this lockout has spun out of control without his involvement should blame only himself. Union reps, player agents and even (Billy) Hunter, union president Derek Fisher and members of the executive committee have been available throughout this process. The bulk of the union’s membership, though, has simply chosen to take a hands-off approach.
That was the sense from talking with Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins the other night. Perkins said he felt that the owners’ offer should have been put to the membership. But then he admitted he didn’t have much room to complain.
“The crazy thing about it is I never made one meeting because I figured, it is not in my control,” Perkins said. “So whenever we come to an agreement, I feel like we are going to come to an agreement that’s fair to both sides. But I haven’t been too worried about it—well, I have been worried about it because it is my life and that is what I do, play basketball—but as far as going to the meetings and doing all the talking, negotiations, not really. I have just been working out.”
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