"It is important for me that all of us, as being the faces of the NBA, to be involved in the negotiations and what's going on," Carmelo Anthony said as he left. "Our future is in jeopardy if we can't come into a mutual agreement."
Chauncey Billups and Joe Johnson also attended. Chris Paul is the only one of the All-Stars who was scheduled to be there as a member of the players' executive committee.
Players' association executive director Billy Hunter said 14 players participated in the meeting in Manhattan. The sides agreed to hold another session before training camp so players can take part again.
The current collective bargaining agreement expires June 30, 2011.