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Will the NBA players union decertify?

September 15, 2011 |  9:48 am

David Stern

--Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that several high-profile agents are getting closer to signing a petition with 30% of the NBA’s players needed to bring a formal vote on dissolving the union.

--The New York Times' Howard Beck looks at the possibility the NBA players union might decertify. 

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explains why Lakers owner Jerry Buss will accept league revenue sharing.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe breaks down what a hard cap means for the league structure. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky has an in-depth Q&A with Lakers forward Ron Artest about "Dancing with the Stars" and playing for Mike Brown, among other topics.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller jokes he may consider writing in Europe should the NBA lockout persist.

--Sheridanhoop's Chris Sheridan details Juan Carlos Navarro's sharp-shooting performance in Spain's win over Macedonia. 

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen believes the NBA season won't start on time.'s Mike Trudell talks to General Manager Mitch Kupchak and trainer Gary Vitti about the difference in athleticism and skill players had in the 1980s compared to the current era. 

--Yahoo! Sports Radio talks to Shaquille O'Neal about his legacy. 

--Lakers Nation's Brian Bernstein argues Pau Gasol's stint with the FIBA European Championships will prove to be beneficial for both Gasol and the Lakers.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano hasn't lost hope on there being a 2011-12 season.

Tweet of the day:"One media guy said you doing too much tv. He wants me to focus on ball everyday. Seven days a week! What's a good amount of time to .... What's a good amount of time to focus on basketball for Ron artest in the summer. Is there a set schedule that I am missing? -- MettaWorldPeace (Lakers forward Ron Artest on criticism that he's too distracted). 

Rick Friedman reader comment of the day:"Now that the dust has settled on his great career, I wonder 2 things - what if [Shaq] had stayed and what if he had the same determination/dedication to b-ball as KB24?" -- Orlando Thomas

--Mark Medina

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