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Old 05-27-2011, 01:44 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by tnedator View Post
Speaking of De Smith:

Basically, it goes on to say that Smith wants the players to have their cake and eat it too. He wants them to remain decertified to get anti-trust protection, and while there would be no true CBA, he also wants the players to get the protections they have always gotten from a CBA in terms of suspensions, caps, floors, etc.

If the players side really wants a deal done, they would get back to negotiating. No deal is going to get done in court and the union walked away from an extension before they decertified.

Not that I don't find fault with some of the things the owners have done but I didn't trust D. Smith since the beginning. He has wanted this to go to court from the very start.
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