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    Default Lawsuit was settled last night, but...

    ZachLowe_SI Zach Lowe
    Multiple sources confirm NBA, players settled the players' antitrust suit last night, pending re-formation of the union. Post up soon.

    ESPNSteinLine Marc Stein
    NBPA tells players and agents it needs 260 signed union authorization cards by Thursday night or it can't keep working on new CBA w/league

    ESPNSteinLine Marc Stein
    Story link coming shortly, but NBPA fears w/out 260 signed union authorization cards turned in by Thursday night, new CBA could be delayed


    I think yesterday they mailed each player a card, and they have to sign it, preferably scan it to e-mail back to NBPA, and also physically mail the card back as well.

    Once that happens, lawsuit is over and the union is back. I guess I'll just feel better once I see confirmation that 260+ have done this. Surely they will... right?

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    Default Re: Lawsuit was settled last night, but...

    Formality, at this point, I'd guess.

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    just difficult to get people to sign and send stuff in a short period of time. If there is a delay it won't be because the players are having any doubts about the agreement

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    I guess I just have visions of not enough players getting this done right away, thus setting things back a bit. I'm not worried about the deal breaking down, just about a possible delay.

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    I'm gonna go buy some FedEx stock...

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    Default Re: Lawsuit was settled last night, but...

    By the way, I thought there were roughly 450 players and that only a simple majority was needed? Wouldn't that mean they only need 226 or so? 260 suggests there are over 500 players.

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    Majority should be 226, right? *edit*-Hicks beat me to it.

    Either way, this is where lack of communication between player reps and their teammates hurts, because the player reps could be hammering home importance of getting these cards back asap.

    It's too bad there's not an online system.
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    By the way, I thought there were roughly 450 players and that only a simple majority was needed? Wouldn't that mean they only need 226 or so? 260 suggests there are over 500 players.
    Plus the guys who were waived/called-up throughout the year. I think I read that every player who was on an NBA roster last year is entitled to a vote.

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    Can't they just tweet in their affirmation?

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    This would be classic case of NBA if this happens.

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    All indications are that NBA players union will have the 260 signatures it needs to re-form by end of business today. Keeps CBA on track.

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