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NBA's Lawsuit Names 13 Players As Defendants In Case

The NBA named 13 individual players as defendants to represent the class of all NBA players in the lawsuit it filed yesterday against the NBPA in N.Y. federal court. The players named represent NBA players in different situations, from All-Stars to free agents to a second-round draft pick. The NBA is asking that these players be recognized as representatives of the class of all 420-plus NBA players.

Lakers G Derek Fisher President
Spurs F Matt Bonner VP
Bucks G Keyon Dooling VP
Wizards F Maurice Evans VP
Free agent G Roger Mason Jr. VP
Hornets G Chris Paul VP
Free agent C Theo Ratliff VP
Free agent C Etan Thomas VP
Free agent G James Jones Secretary/Treasurer
Knicks F Amar'e Stoudemire Player rep
Free agent F Mike Dunleavy Jr.  
Kings G Jimmer Fredette*  
Warriors G Charles Jenkins*  
NOTE: * = '11 draft pick  
The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment on a number of things, including that the ongoing NBA lockout does not violate antitrust laws and that the Norris-LaGuardia Act prohibits federal courts from enjoining a lockout. The lawsuit also seeks a declaratory judgment that would void guaranteed player contracts if the NBPA were to decertify and if the decertification was held to be valid.