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  • NBA PLAYERS HIT THE LINKS -- AND THEIR COMRADES

         NBA players would be "crazy" to disband the NBPA, according
    to Spurs forward Sean Elliott in this morning's SAN ANTONIO
    EXPRESS-NEWS.  In a report by David King, a number of NBA
    players, in San Antonio for a golf tournament sponsored by the
    David Robinson Foundation, criticized attorney Jeffrey Kessler
    and players seeking to decertify the union.  Elliott:  "A lot of
    guys were told that decertifying would be the best thing for us
    in the long run, but that's just not right.....I went in to talk
    to my attorney about this, and he's an expert in antitrust law.
    He's tried several antitrust cases in court, and he said this
    would be a mistake.  These guys are guaranteeing that something
    will happen in court, and you just can't do that."  The Nuggets'
    Dale Ellis:  "Apparently, these people didn't learn a lesson from
    what happened in baseball.  There's a small group of agents who
    have a lot to do with guys not wanting to accept the deal, with
    things like a rookie salary cap.  Those guys have made millions
    in the last few years with rookies."  More Elliott:  "I can't
    believe these guys didn't see what Major League Baseball and
    hockey did to themselves.  I can't believe they didn't see it.
    It's crazy" (David King, SAN ANTONIO NEWS-EXPRESS, 7/18).
    

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