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In this Sept. 15, 2011 photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher, center, president of the NBA players union, is joined by union executive director Billy Hunter, right, and NBA players during a news conference in Las Vegas. With progress stalled since talks broke off over the revenue split, the union's executive committee is to meet in New York. Union President Fisher and executive director Hunter sent separate letters to members this week denying reports about a rift. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
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In this Sept. 15, 2011 photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher, center, president of the NBA players union, is joined by union executive director Billy Hunter, right, and NBA players during a news conference in Las Vegas. With progress stalled since talks broke off over the revenue split, the union's executive committee is to meet in New York. Union President Fisher and executive director Hunter sent separate letters to members this week denying reports about a rift. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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