NBA players consolidate lawsuits

The players’ antitrust suit against the league to be heard in a Minnesota courtroom

Some of the hardwood’s biggest stars have shifted their high-flying act from the basketball court to a court of law. After filing a pair of antitrust lawsuits against the National Basketball Association (NBA) in separate states, NBA players decided to double-team the owners by consolidating their suits, and picking Minnesota as the preferred venue.

The plaintiffs in Carmelo Anthony, et al v. NBA et al, including Anthony, Kevin Durant and Steve Nash, filed the amended lawsuit yesterday. The players withdrew their other lawsuit, which was filed Nov. 15 in California.

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