National Basketball Association players union director Billy Hunter says that if a new collective bargaining agreement is not agreed to this month, "it would be a death knell for the NBA."
The current agreement expires June 30, and the union's annual meeting will take place June 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. No meetings are currently scheduled between the union and NBA owners. Hunter did say that he would call NBA commissioner David Stern again by the end of June, when the current seven-year labor agreement expires.
The two sides disagree on a number of issues, including a drug testing policy and an age limit for players entering the NBA. The league's salary cap and pay scale are also still in dispute.
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