HOUSTON – Billy Hunter was ousted as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association Saturday in a unanimous vote by the players' team representatives.
Player representatives voted 24-0 in favor of ending Hunter's stay with the union, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Six teams weren't represented at the meeting.
LeBron James took an active role in the meeting, and spoke in a strong tone to the players, saying the union was broken and needed to be rebuilt, sources said.
"LeBron really stepped up, led the charge," said one official in the NBPA meeting. "His voice was heard. It was great, and it was important."
Derek Fisher, who has been at odds with Hunter, will remain president of the union, but was aggressively challenged in the meeting by Brooklyn Nets guard Jerry Stackhouse. Stackhouse criticized Fisher for his role in the union's troubles.
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