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NBA lockout: a player's view of owners

This is what the owners sound like, from the perspective of a player and union official

Originally Published: October 5, 2011
By Etan Thomas | Special to ESPN.com

EDITOR'S NOTE: Etan Thomas, an 11-year NBA veteran and, as the executive first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, an active member of the players' negotiating team, presents a player's view of the attitude and stance being taken by NBA executives during the lockout. This, from his perspective, is what the owners are thinking.

We are the CEOs of the 30 teams in the NBA. We follow the lead of our commissioner, David Stern, and this is our position.

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