NBPA executive director Billy Hunter has been at the helm of the NBA’s labor union since 1996. The current major work stoppage is the second one to take place under the combined leadership of Hunter and NBA commissioner David Stern. During the 1998-99 season, the NBA missed the first 32 games of its regular season amid many of the same revenue allocation arguments that are taking place at the present time.
Friday, Hunter and NBPA president Derek Fisher hosted a progress meeting for players at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Take a look at ifollosports.com original video of the 68-year-old Hunter walking through the hotel lobby from the three-hour players meeting to an awaiting press conference on the other side of the luxury hotel. During his walk, Hunter stopped to say hello to Los Angeles Times NBA writer Mark Heisler.