The NBA lockout went nowhere when the two sides attempted to negotiate with each other, leading to the next step in what is bound to ultimately turn ugly. The NBA players plan to file two lawsuits on Tuesday evening, one of which will feature Anthony Tolliver and Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The lawsuit filed in Minneapolis with the U.S. District Court is by one of the same lawyers that represented the NFL players in their lawsuit against the National Football League, according to the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda. Along with Tolliver and Williams, Caron Butler and Ben Gordon are also listed as plaintiffs to get a thorough cross-section of the league involved.
Zgoda further reported that the lawsuit filed in Minnesota claims NBA conspired to deny them through "unlawful group boycott, price-fixing arrangement."
A second lawsuit is being filed in California. The plaintiffs in that lawsuit, according to Ken Berger, are Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Leon Powe.