Sorry Heat Fans: NBA Season on Verge of Cancellation, Big Three's Contracts Could Become Void

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Will we have to wait until 2013 to see if LeBron James can make good on his promise of bringing back the NBA Championship to Miami? It's looking more and more like that may be the case.

Today, the NBA Players Union have rejected NBA Commissioner David Stern's latest offering and have made plans to disassemble the union and file an antitrust lawsuit. However, such a move could effectively void contract of NBA players, including James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

"We're prepared to file this antitrust action against the NBA," said union executive director Billy Hunterat a press conference today. "That's the best situation where players can get their due process."

He also called the NBA's latest offering "extremely unfair."

"This is the best decision for the players," said Derek Fisher, president of the player's union. "I want to reiterate that point, that a lot of individual players have a lot of things personally at stake in terms of their careers and where they stand. And right now they feel it's important -- we all feel it's important to all our players, not just the ones in this room, but our entire group -- that we not only try to get a deal done for today but for the body of NBA players that will come into this league over the next decade and beyond."

The Players Union is now making plans to convert itself into a trade associate and will file a class-action lawsuit.

The latest offer by the owners and league put limitations on the spending ability of teams and limit player's free agency offers. Many feel the league's stance is a direct result of last year's free agency period which saw LeBron James and Chris Bosh joining Dwyane Wade with the Heat.

Though, if the players union disbands it could lead the desertification of the union, and that would effectively mean that all player's contract would become void. However, it's unclear whether the disbanding of the union could lead to such a scenario, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

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Fernie B
Fernie B

Maybe I can finally get into hockey.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

I feel sorry for the employees such as the concession workers, ticket takers, ect

Millions of people unemployed. Thousands have lost homes to foreclosure. The poverty level in this country climbing higher by the day. Children waking up hungry all across the U.S. because their parents can't afford food .... and these multi-millionaire basketball playing playboys can't come to an agreement over how many more millions they should make each year?

The league should say screw the players and hire some scabs to play ball. There are plenty of poor talented players who would love the opportunity to play in the NBA for a fraction of the cost. Players need to get over their egos. They are not bigger than the game. If they really loved the game they would be playing right now

Hclarke
Hclarke

No NBA season...No Heat...No top level So Fla team to represent at the moment (except Lady Canes).

Fernie B
Fernie B

I think the problem with hockey.. not enough latinos.. but i dont blame them.. You give me a hockey stick and I might just lead the league on penalty minutes... tengo latin temper

Fernie B
Fernie B

they will get other shitty jobs that provides no healthcare.... and no job security. The silver lining not having to deal with the ubber rich that go there like it was a roman coliseum

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