After rejecting the latest collective bargaining proposal from the NBA Owners, the NBA Player’s Union has chosen to decertify, sue the NBA, and spend the entire 2011-2012 season building what NBAPA executive director Billy Hunter has called, “Just, the sweetest blanket fort ever, you guys.”

The decertification process has put the entire 2011-2012 NBA season in jeopardy, which Hunter and Player’s Association President Derek Fisher insist would just have gotten in the way of constructing their “totally awesome” fort.

“Listen, we understand that last year was one of the most exciting seasons in NBA history,” Fisher told reporters at a press conference. “But the fact of the matter is, during that entire season, not one fort blanket was made by a player. Not one. And we kept getting blankets. So, instead of taking the owners deal and playing this season, we felt it would be best to devote more of our time and efforts making the largest, coolest blanket fort you’ve ever seen.”

The NBA blanket fort has begun construction and already is comprised of several dozen blankets and hundreds of pillows. It is located inside the mansion of Kobe Bryant, and Billy Hunter has assured media sources that it will be, “Totally tricked out, guys.  So sweet.”

Jeff GoodSmith