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NBA Union Provides Players With Lockout Handbook, Tells Them Jewelry Will Be Hard To Sell

While the NFL owners and the Players Association play a game of brinksmanship over a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NBA could also be in CBA hell soon enough. And the NBA players union is preparing its members for a lockout with a handbook on how to survive a potential lockout.

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Bloomberg News obtained a copy of this 56-page book. One example provided is on clothing and jewelry: tough to sell, so don't think quick cash will come from any of it. Players are quoted in in, but the funniest one is from Kenny Anderson, who during the 1998 lockout, sums up exactly what is wrong about these squabbles between owners and player. Anderson had a number of cars:

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"I don’t need all of them," Anderson told the Times, laughing. "You know, just get rid of the Mercedes."

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If only everyone had the luxury of selling a Mercedes because one had too many cars. Of course, the above is an example in the book of what not to say. Everyone should take a page out of Carmelo Anthony's page during his whole trade ordeal: say nothing or when one does speak don't reveal anything.