With a Wednesday deadline looming to accept the league’s latest labor proposal, NBA Players Association officials have summoned the player representatives from all 30 teams to New York for a mandatory meeting Tuesday to update them on negotiations, according to sources with knowledge of the union’s plans.
But NBPA sources reiterated Sunday that the executive board remains unwilling to present that offer to the union’s estimated 450 members for a vote and plans to make that stance clear to team player reps at the meeting.
Sources told ESPN.com that union leaders have not budged from the view that the NBA’s offer is “unacceptable,” just as NBPA president Derek Fisher described it in the wee hours of Sunday morning once Saturday’s marathon bargaining session finally ended.
On Monday, meanwhile, sources say that the players and agents backing the decertification of the union have scheduled another conference call to follow the two conference calls — each with at least 50 players dialed in — that took place last week.
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