Tuesday , Feb , 02 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

NBPA Won’t Accept Salary Cuts

If NBA owners ask players to give back an inordinate amount of money in collective bargaining talks, those talks at All-Star Weekend probably won’t last long.

That was the implication from union president Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers in the wake of a report on SI.com that owners will seek to cut the players’ share of revenues from 57 to 45 percent.

"I don’t foresee any situation where we agree to a deal that flips the percentage in that manner, but there are a lot of ways to get to a destination or a goal," Fisher told ESPN.com.