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NBA Player Matt Bonner Says Decertification Throws Everything Into Chaos

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

“I can relate to what the hockey players are going through,” said Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs. “For them, it’s got to be more frustrating because last time around they missed a whole season. To get locked out twice in a row and to miss two seasons definitely has to be a hard thing to swallow.”...

Having gone through it, Bonner says the decertification ploy has risks for both sides and shouldn’t be a path chosen lightly.

“It’s hard because it throws everything into chaos,” said Bonner. “It just adds a huge degree of uncertainty to the situation. It’s a tough decision for the players to make and it’s tough for the owners to deal with. That’s a possible strategy to get the owners to move, to budge.”...

“The bottom line is we did everything we could to get a deal up to that point,” said Bonner. “We reached an impasse where we didn’t feel they were negotiating and we had to do something drastic to negotiate with.

“That’s the decision we made. It throws everything into uncertainty. You don’t know what the outcome is going to be.”

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