The Players Union Doesn’t Want Scab Refs

by September 23, 2009
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You can’t really blame them for feeling this way; certainly not after the disaster of 1995: “I, along with the NBPA Executive Committee, unanimously endorse the quickest possible resolution to the negotiations between the National Basketball Referees Association and the NBA,’ Derek Fisher, the Lakers’ point guard, said in a statement released by the players’ union. ‘Our referees are the best in the world at what they do and they deserve to be treated fairly. Players throughout the league are concerned that the use of replacement referees could compromise the integrity of our games,” Fisher said. “Our fans deserve the best product that we can put on the court and that includes having the best referees. Anything less is unacceptable to our union and our members.”‘