SI.com's Sam Amick interviewed National Basketball Players Association general counsel Billy Hunter, and the players' chief attorney discussed the recently-negotiated CBA, his future as an NBPA executive, and the next CBA the players' union will negotiate, probably in 2017. Here are the highlights:
- Hunter is not paying attention to the backlash to his performance during the recent CBA negotiations, saying that criticism simply comes with the job.
- Hunter is under contract through 2016, and strongly hints that he will step down when his deal expires.
- The players and owners have an opt-out clause in the current CBA that can be used after the 2016/17, and Amick believes it will almost certainly be used by one of the sides.