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DeMaurice Smith to address NBA union

Updated: September 15, 2011, 2:34 PM ET
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NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith will speak to the NBA players' union at Thursday's NBA Players Association meeting in Las Vegas, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.

Sports Illustrated first reported that Smith, whose union endured a lengthy lockout, court fight and mediated negotiations with football's owners to reach a season-saving deal, would address the NBA players, who were entering the 77th day of their lockout on Thursday.

Smith will ...

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