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Derek Fisher Is Being Pressured To Step Down As NBAPA President

The dispute between NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter and president Derek Fisher continues to get uglier.

Apr 14, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (37) looks on during the first half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Thunder won 115-110. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 14, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (37) looks on during the first half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Thunder won 115-110. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

There is some serious tension among NBA Player's Association, just as it seemed at the time of the lockout. But now, according to the reporting of Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Derek Fisher is being pressured to step down from his position as president of the NBAPA at the strong urging of executive director Billy Hunter.

Here is the lowdown, from Wojnarowski's report.

"This showdown has been building for months and escalated in the past week when Fisher initially convinced the executive committee to vote for an independent auditor to look into Hunter's regime.

"Nevertheless, Hunter helped to convince the eight members of the committee to change course and turn on Fisher. Hunter has been unpopular with many players and agents for his lockout strategies, which led to unprecedented givebacks in last summer's labor battle with the league."

Read more about the NBAPA dispute at the SB Nation NBA hub page StoryStream here.