And we are locked out again (No Progress ,, Talks collapse)
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11-30-2012, 12:23 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
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De-certification, as I understand it, means the season is over and is an unknown on many counts. No matter how you shake it, will be ugly. Very ugly.
De-certification means that the players are going to take legal action. If the union ceases to exist then the lockout will be technically over because there will be no union to lock the players out, the individual players can sue the league for anti-trust violations, and all current player contracts would be null and void. It is a long and lengthy legal process that won't really accomplish anything until the cases actually get put in front of a judge, but it can be a very effective tool long term if the players decide to use it.
It doesn't mean that the season will definitely be cancelled, although I doubt the players will pursue this route until the season is in serious jeopardy. Also it is unlikely the players will pursue this route anytime soon because then the league would no longer be required to make the escrow payments the players have been receiving.
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