Players and agents involved in the movement to decertify hope to have the requisite 130 signatures on a petition by Tuesday.
"We intend to move fast," one source said.
Once signatures are collected from 30 percent of the players, that petition is filed with the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB could then take an estimated 45 days to verify the petition and schedule an actual decertification vote.
Two calls involving as many as 50 players and an anti-trust attorney were held last week.
Paul Pierce, Dwight Howard and Dwyane Wade were amongst the players who reportedly participated.
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Players Hope To Have Decertification Petition By Tuesday - RealGM Wiretap
Some of you might be wondering what the hell is desertification and what will it mean for the NBA?
1. All current NBA contracts would be voided and every player would be a Free Agent
(Small market teams would be fu*ked, i.e Blake Griffin come and holla at the Bulls
2. There would be no salary cap -Star Players could command contracts of $40 million annually
3. Smaller market teams couldn't compete and would vanish, leaving maybe only around 12 teams in the NBA depending on City and Ownership (Lakers, Knicks, Bulls, Celtics, 76ers, Mavs, Miami, Orlando, Nets, Trailblazers)
4. Less Teams mean smaller TV revenue deal - less revenue would make each team value drop
5. NBA Draft would disappear - to help provide league balance