In a move that jeopardizes the basketball season, NBA players rejected
the league's latest offer and said they would begin the process to
disband their union.
It marked the lowest point so far in the league's contentious labor
dispute, as the lockout hit its 137th day. "The 2011-12 season is now in
jeopardy," said National Basketball Association Commissioner David
Players rejected what the league had said was its best offer—a proposal
to split revenue about 50-50 and start a 72-game season on Dec. 15. With
the league unwilling to negotiate further, the players decided their
best hope was to battle it out in court. Disbanding the union is a legal
tactic that would allow the players to bring an antitrust lawsuit
against the league. However, the league filed its own lawsuit earlier
this year in hopes of preventing such an antitrust claim by the union.
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