November 8, 2011
In this Sept. 15, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher, center, president of the NBA players union, is joined by union executive director Billy Hunter, right, and NBA players during a news conference in Las Vegas. The players are fighting. The owners are fighting. And that's just among themselves. A new Wednesday deadline has been handed to the players, who could be facing pay cuts if a deal doesn't get done.
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NBA players face a Wednesday deadline to accept the owners’ proposal or accept a harsher deal that cuts back their salaries.