NBA Lockout 2011 Update: Players Disband Union, File Anti-Trust Lawsuit

The 2011 NBA lockout continues as the players have rejected the NBA's latest offer and have since moved to decertify the players union -- the NBPA -- and file an anti-trust lawsuit against the NBA. According to NBPA president Derek Fisher, the player's association was unified in their decision:

A lot of individual players have a lot of things at stake in their careers and where they stand, so we feel its important to all our players ... that we not only try to get a deal done for today, but also for the body of players who will come into this league for this decade and beyond.

With the decertification and lawsuit, the 2011 NBA season is almost definitely finished. Typically, anti-trust suits take several months at the minimum, so NBA fans will unlikely see any games until the 2012 season.

The news comes especially hard to Chicago Bulls fans, who must now wait at least another year until they can watch their Bulls defend the Central Division title. The Bulls finished the 2010-2011 season with an NBA-best 62-20 record.

For more Chicago Bulls and NBA updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For the latest on the NBA lockout, head over to SB Nation Basketball.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.