NBA Lockout: Decertification Petition Could Be Delivered Monday With Signatures From Half The Players' Union

Players could deliver a petition for a vote to decertify the National Basketball Players Assocation as soon as Monday with the signatures of half the league, reports CBS Sports' Ken Berger. The union needs signatures from a third of its membership to order a vote, which would then be decided on a majority ballot. Delivering a petition with half of the union's Hancock could send chills through the NBA and signify the end of the 2011-12 season.

David Stern and the owners have delivered an offer few players seem to like. Stern said Thursday night that if the union doesn't accept the offer on Monday or Tuesday after meeting with team representatives, the league will revert to an offer with a 47-percent revenue split for players and what is essentially a hard cap.

Berger also reports that a number of moderate agents who were not supporting decertification in the past have joined the movement, owing the league's lack of flexibility in negotiations.

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