Billy Hunter: NBA players will have say in whether they participate in Olympics

Saturday August 4th, 2012

Although it's widely believed that NBA commissioner David Stern will push for an under-23 age restriction for men's basketball competition at future Olympics, players association executive director Billy Hunter tells Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today that Stern may face a battle from the players.

"Clearly, because it would impact our players, there would be input from the union," Hunter said. "There's been no discussion yet. If in fact that's something that they're planning to effectuate, they have to sit down and come to the table with the players.

"Whatever the players decide, that's what I'll end up supporting. They don't want anybody being able to dictate whether they can or cannot do that."

Hunter added that some players "are supporting and enamored with the idea of playing in the Olympics."

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