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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. 

--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

--Mark Medina

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Photo: NBA Commissioner David Stern. Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images 


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