Union says it won't accept bad deal

Updated: June 24, 2011, 10:17 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- In some of the strongest public comments he has ever made, National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said Thursday the league's owners are trying to "break" the players' union.

"Their intention is to lock us out and break the union to achieve what they want to achieve," Hunter said following a meeting of player representatives from the 30 teams.

Collective bargaining talks will resume Friday after each side made new economic proposals Tuesday ...

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