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NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher speaks alongside executive director Billy Hunter. Matt Bonner, Theo Ratliff, Etan Thomas, Keyon Dooling and Roger Mason stand behind them. John Minchillo/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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A security guard walks by a folded up NBA basket stored in the lower level of the TD Garden, the home of the Boston Celtics. Elise Amendola/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Steve Inskeep talks with Mike Pesca

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco dons a powder blue jersey and shorts to play a different kind of football. He tried out for Sporting Kansas City, a Major League Soccer team, weeks after the start of the 2011 NFL lockout. Daniel Russell - Photography/flickr hide caption

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