NBA players union president Derek Fisher & NBPA executive director Billy Hunter

*”We’ve arrived at the conclusion that the collective bargaining process has broken down,” National Basketball Players Association/NBPA executive director Billy Hunter said. “The players feel they’re not prepared to accept any ultimatums.”

The above statement says it all. The NBPA which represents professional b-ball players has said it’s had enough of trying to bargain with the 30 NBA team owners.

As you would expect, NBA Commissioner David Stern was not thrilled with Hunter’s comment and said in a statement:

“There will ultimately be a new collective bargaining agreement, but the 2011-12 season is now in jeopardy.” He added in an ESPN interview, “If I were a player, I would be wondering what Billy Hunter just did.”

Read/learn more at USA Today.

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