(Image Source: NBA Players Association)
 

BY ANDREW CARTER AND JOSH LANDER

ANCHOR ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO

The NBA Players’ Association is under government investigation after president Derek Fisher called for an independent audit of the union’s finances.  Now, according to multiple media outlets, the U.S. Attorney General has subpoenaed Executive Director Billy Hunter for financial documents.  Bloomberg broke the story.

“The National Basketball Players’ Association, whose leadership is currently trying to oust its current president Derek Fisher FLASH has paid nearly five million dollars to executive director Billy Hunter’s family or professional firms.”

Hunter makes more than $2 million a year in salary.  Hunter has two family members employed by the union and two others working for companies hired by the union.  Bloomberg also reports the NBAPA paid $4.8 million to Hunter’s family since 2001.  The Wall Street Journal has Hunter’s line of defense.

“Hunter and his supporters argue any questions regarding conflict of interest and compensation can be dealt with internally, and that his family’s employment status has been a matter of public record for years.”

Whether Fisher is a brave whistle blower in the face of corruption or a player out for heads, Ken Berger of CBS Sports says bickering among the players only makes the owners look stronger.
 

“They're fighting amongst themselves. And this nasty case of Fisher vs. Hunter -- and player vs. player, for the leadership of the union -- is shaping up to make the labor talks look like bingo night at the senior home. Just when we thought the fighting was over, the fight got real.”

Former NBAPA President Oscar Robertson is unhappy with all this news being made public.
NBA.com quotes Robertson....

“‘What bothers me more than anything ... if they’ve got a problem, why don’t they settle it within their organization instead of going public with the whole thing? We settled all our problems within.’”

The Union released a statement saying they will fully cooperate with the government’s investigation.

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Apr 27, 2012

NBAPA Under Government Investigation

(Image Source: NBA Players Association)
 

BY ANDREW CARTER AND JOSH LANDER

ANCHOR ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO

The NBA Players’ Association is under government investigation after president Derek Fisher called for an independent audit of the union’s finances.  Now, according to multiple media outlets, the U.S. Attorney General has subpoenaed Executive Director Billy Hunter for financial documents.  Bloomberg broke the story.

“The National Basketball Players’ Association, whose leadership is currently trying to oust its current president Derek Fisher FLASH has paid nearly five million dollars to executive director Billy Hunter’s family or professional firms.”

Hunter makes more than $2 million a year in salary.  Hunter has two family members employed by the union and two others working for companies hired by the union.  Bloomberg also reports the NBAPA paid $4.8 million to Hunter’s family since 2001.  The Wall Street Journal has Hunter’s line of defense.

“Hunter and his supporters argue any questions regarding conflict of interest and compensation can be dealt with internally, and that his family’s employment status has been a matter of public record for years.”

Whether Fisher is a brave whistle blower in the face of corruption or a player out for heads, Ken Berger of CBS Sports says bickering among the players only makes the owners look stronger.
 

“They're fighting amongst themselves. And this nasty case of Fisher vs. Hunter -- and player vs. player, for the leadership of the union -- is shaping up to make the labor talks look like bingo night at the senior home. Just when we thought the fighting was over, the fight got real.”

Former NBAPA President Oscar Robertson is unhappy with all this news being made public.
NBA.com quotes Robertson....

“‘What bothers me more than anything ... if they’ve got a problem, why don’t they settle it within their organization instead of going public with the whole thing? We settled all our problems within.’”

The Union released a statement saying they will fully cooperate with the government’s investigation.

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