NEW YORK -- As top officials from the National Basketball Players' Association and NBA convene in New York for a last-ditch effort to preserve the full 2011-12 season, union president Derek Fisher issued a letter to all players urging them show their unity via social media and to attend another meeting out West.
SI.com got a hold of Fisher's letter, which was set out one day before the NBA plans to cancel the first two weeks of the regular season if a new collective bargaining agreement has not been reached.
Fisher encouraged all players to attend an NBPA meeting in Los Angeles on Monday, and to utilize "our personal social networking channels to show the fans and you all, that we are united and want to get back to work under a fair deal."
Below is the full letter. The bold text was formatted by Fisher: