Will the NBA players union decertify?
--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.
--Lakers.com'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
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