The union representing N.B.A. players should be back in business by Friday morning, ensuring a timely completion of the league’s new labor deal and a Christmas Day opening.
At least 260 players needed to sign and return union cards by the close of business Thursday to keep the process on track. As of early Thursday afternoon, all indications were that the figure would be met. The cards are being collected and verified by the American Arbitration Association.
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Confirmation by Howard Beck of the NYT
Howard Beck confirms over 300 players submitted signatures.
Welcome back officially, NBA.
NBPA release says more than 300 players submitted signature cards to American Arbitration Assoc, which oversaw the process.