Dwight Howard and Ray Allen were also involved in two recent calls among a set of 50 players to explore decertification of the players' union as the NBA lockout continues, reports ESPN's Chris Broussard. Broussard confirmed a report by Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski that Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade were vocal leaders of the talks.
Howard is represented by Dan Fegan, one of the agents who led a push for decertification in September. Allen, whose agent is Jim Tanner according to DraftExpress' indispensable agent database, is the only player out of the 10 reported to be involved in the talks not represented by one of the seven agents who sent an alarming letter to their clients in October pushing a hard line in lockout talks and warning them not to vote for a settlement presented by union leaders without giving it a full review.
NBA lockout talks are scheduled to reconvene on Saturday. It's unclear what effect the clandestine decertification talks will have on the players' union's bargaining tactics.