Stern doesn’t see players going overseas as threat | NBA.com

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NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern thinks the only people NBA players are threatening by going overseas is themselves.

The NBA Commissioner dismissed the notion that it’s a bargaining tactic, warning it could divide the union and possibly jeopardize players’ contracts if they were to be seriously injured.

Locked out by the league, numerous players have said they would consider playing overseas. Yet Stern tells The Associated Press there are “maybe 10, 15, even 20 players who might, might be able to secure employment, but nothing approaching the NBA system.”

“I think if anything, I think there’s simply no way that the players collectively can generate more than a couple of hundred million dollars and we have a system that has been delivering $2 billion to them,” Stern said Tuesday in a phone interview.

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