The NBA Players Association are ready with their reponse to the NBA’s federal lawsuit filed earlier this week.
CBS Sports.com reports that the players and will likely do so in the next week to 10 days.
The NBPA’s response is hardly unexpected as they try to prove in court that the NBA’s lockout is illegal.
NBPA attorney Jeffrey Kessler told CBS Sports.com that the NBA’s lawsuit ”has no merit” and will use it as evidence of the league’s bad-faith bargaining in a separate charge pending before the National Labor Relations Board.
The most prominent agents are placing incredible pressure on NBPA executive director Billy Hunter to decertify the union and file an antitrust lawsuit against the league.
It adds another obstacle in settling the NLRB case, which is still likely 30-60 days from being settled.
Maybe Hunter factored the additional legal manuevering when he because of the lockout earlier this week.
Because it appears we have moved much farther away from a settlement over the past several days.