Hopes of a 2011-2012 NBA season just grew a little more dim as the NBPA rejected the league’s latest proposal for a new labor deal. This seemingly will pave the way for a lawsuit. Union executive director BIlly Hunter said the players are prepared to file an antitrust action against the NBA feeling “that’s the best situation where players can get their due process.” Commissioner David Stern was clearly not happy with the NBPA and expressed his concern. It’s hard to feel sorry for either side when billionaires are bickering with millionaires over who’s going to get more money. The tradgedy in today’s economy falls on the shoulders of the hundreds of people behind the scenes who rely on the NBA for income – ushers, cashiers and box office attendants will also be locked out and that is a shame.