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NBA players can't expect fan sympathy

Updated: July 2, 2011, 1:27 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

At a key negotiating session in New York between NBA owners and players on June 23, union chief Billy Hunter tried to point out some common ground between the players' issues with ownership and working class Americans' struggle for respect in the workplace.

"It's part of the overall climate that one sees around the country," Hunter told reporters after another unsuccessful session. "True, our players may earn a few more dollars than the average person, but they're still confronted ...

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