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NBA player reps to discuss league's latest offer on Tuesday

November 7, 2011 |  1:08 pm

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The latest offer from NBA owners was already rejected by the players’ union, but player representatives from all 30 teams planned to meet Tuesday in New York to discuss it again.

The deal was vetoed by union executives last Saturday, though owners gave the players until Wednesday to reconsider a proposal in which players would make 49% to 51% of annual NBA revenues. Union President Derek Fisher said last week there was “no way in the world” it would ever end up being 51% under the guidelines of the proposal.

If players do not agree to the deal, they could choose to dissolve the union and eventually file an antitrust lawsuit against the NBA.

The league has canceled about 450 games through the end of this month. More cancellations are expected if an agreement to end the 130-day lockout is not reached soon.

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— Mike Bresnahan

Photo: Derek Fisher speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations Sunday. Credit: Allison Joyce / Reuters

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