Sources: Players eye decertification

Updated: November 4, 2011, 2:36 PM ET
By Marc Stein and Chris Broussard | ESPN.com

While top National Basketball Players Association officials were trying Thursday to establish a convincing sense of unity heading into this weekend's resumption of labor negotiations with the league, another group of players was laying the groundwork for the decertification of the union, according to sources briefed on those discussions.

At least 50 frustrated players convened on a conference call Thursday with an antitrust lawyer to discuss the ins and outs of the decertification process, ...

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