I'd suspected that at least some of the players on the Clippers had threatened to boycott their next playoff game if Donald Sterling wasn't swiftly punished. But according to the VP of the NBA's players' union, it was even more dramatic than that: many players spread across many teams were threatening to boycott.
I think this is an important illustration of a role that a sports union can play, which I think is relevant to the distant future of current unionization efforts within the NCAA. But there will be plenty of people who disagree with me about that, including the Ghost of Section 1, PBUH, who we can all pretend has already posted below that the rush to judgment of Donald Sterling forced by the villiainously PC NBPA is representative of a great evil threatening civilization. YMMV.
I made a new topic here because I didn't see this discussed in the original Donald Sterling thread, and because I thought it might be interesting to discuss this in connection with NCAA unionization efforts. What are the red lines that might lead to boycott threats from players? Presumably documented racism by a coach/AD would qualify, but what about coaches who regularly oversign? What about preposterously punitive drug testing policies? Or are D1 NCAA football or basketball players too diverse a class to come to a consensus about a boycott over anything?