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NBA lockout: Players union appears disjointed

November 2, 2011 |  9:10 am

Derek Fisher

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Derek Fisher's statement demanding a retraction of two stories stating that he had met secretly with NBA Commissioner David Stern and was willing to accept the owners' hard-line proposal of a 50-50 split of basketball-related income.

--Bresnahan also looks at all the different things that could have happened on NBA opening night

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick highlights the letter from players association Executive Director Billy Hunter stressing the union isn't splintered. 

--The New York Times' Howard Beck talks with Stern, who says it isn't true he and Fisher have made a side deal. 

--CBS Sports' Ken Berger blames the prolonged NBA lockout on the agents. 

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr looks at some of the recent NBA books that have caused a stir. 

--Fox Sports' Jen Floyd Engel has fallen out of love with the NBA. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky believes fan frustration will only worsen now that games are being missed. 

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe explains how an amnesty clause will prove problematic's Marc Stein reports that members of the NBA Players Association's executive committee will meet this week to map out their next move in stalled labor negotiations with league officials.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen talks with former Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw, who doesn't like how Jim Buss is running the organization. 

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer argues other NBA teams shouldn't run the triangle offense.'s Mike Trudell talks to assistant coach Darvin Ham about Lakers Coach Mike Brown. 

--Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski believes Hunter is trying to make Fisher the scapegoat. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano previews the Lakers-Thunder game on opening night. Oh, if only it happened. 

Tweet of the Day: "LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT, YOU'RE AT IMPASSE--AFTER ONE WENT TO 50% WITH THE OTHER AT 52?... Forget the money, you're embarrassing yourselves" -- MWHeisler (Sheridan Hoops' Mark Heisler)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "getting ride of Peace's $21 million will help LA clear out cap space to possibly sign CP3, but Peace still provides us with something--defense. Luke, however, is undeniably worthless and should be dropped ASAP." -- Edward Park

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers point guard Derek Fisher. Credit: Patrick McDermott / Getty Images