Players Union Chief Predicts 2011-2012 NBA Season Canceled

NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said Wednesday that if he 'had to bet on it,' he would wager that the entire 2011-12 season would be wiped out by the lockout.

While speaking to the National Bar Association during a conference in Baltimore on Wednesday, Hunter, the executive director of the players union since 1996, spoke plainly about his fears that the NBA would have to cancel the upcoming season due to irreconcilable differences between the players and the owners. Hunter revealed that NBA Commissioner David Stern is limited in his negotiating capacity by a newer generation of hard line owners.