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This June 21, 2011 file photo shows Los Angeles Lakers basketball player and players association president Derek Fisher speaking to reporters, in New York. NBA owners and players will meet Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, and perhaps through the weekend, with Commissioner David Stern warning there are "enormous consequences at play" as the sides try to preserve an on-time start to the season. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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This June 21, 2011 file photo shows Los Angeles Lakers basketball player and players association president Derek Fisher speaking to reporters, in New York. NBA owners and players will meet Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, and perhaps through the weekend, with Commissioner David Stern warning there are "enormous consequences at play" as the sides try to preserve an on-time start to the season. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

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