NBA May Cut Entire Season

Players' Union Moves to Sue to End Lockout

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011  |  Updated 12:51 PM PDT
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NBA May Cut Entire Season

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The announcement that put the NBA season in jeopardy.

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It's been quiet at Oracle Arena for Warriors fans -- and the winter's looking to be longer, and quieter. As it'll include the spring.

A 72-game NBA season could begin Dec. 15 and the lockout would be over if the players' union agreed to the league's most-recent proposal. Instead, the players' union took the nuclear option, moving Monday to disband, according to the Contra Costa Times.

Without a union, the league will be open to an antitrust lawsuit, according to legal experts. That means the players can file suit to force league owners to end the lockout, which has been going on since July 1.

At the heart of the dispute is revenue-sharing between the players and owners. Under the old agreement, players received 57 percent of league profits. Citing $300 million in losses, owners want that figure reversed.

An offer to split revenue 50-50 was also rejected because of other details.

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