NBPA Statement on the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team

NEW YORK, March 25, 2017 — The NBPA issued the following statement in support of the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team: “The National Basketball Players Association stands in solidarity with the efforts by the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team to secure fair and just treatment for its players.”

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NBPA Statement on Joakim Noah

The NBPA released the following statement on Joakim Noah: NEW YORK, March 25, 2017 — “After a thorough investigation, the National Basketball Players Association believes that Joakim Noah did not intentionally or knowingly violate any policy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Under the recently negotiated CBA effective July 1, a player’s unintentional ingestion of a prohibited substance would be taken into consideration, and we believe the conduct

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Coming Off All-Star Weekend, C.J. McCollum Continues Evolution Hosting and Helping Future Journalists

C.J. McCollum is a co-host for the "Playlist" show on JAM'N 107.5, Portland's No. 1 station for hip-hop and throwbacks. (Photo by Bruce Ely)

They’re two of the biggest adjustments for this particular young sportscaster: learning where to hold the mic during an interview, and working through the earpiece and a possible technical difficulty. But what’s most impressive is the groundwork this up-and-coming commentator has made since 2013, considering his full-time job has been playing on the highest level of professional basketball. And not to mention, he’s become of the top 15 scorers in the NBA

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Cooking for a Cause with Pau Gasol

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While in Los Angeles last weekend, former Laker Pau Gasol did much more than play on the court. He cooked, with an important message in mind. The newly-elected NBPA Vice President attended Jordan High School for The Flavor of Togetherness, an event hosted by the Gasol Foundation. Families enjoyed a free cooking class with instruction from celebrity Chef Lovely from Common Threads, an organization that confronts child obesity through

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The Missing Links for Kids: Gerald Henderson’s Annual Golf Invitational for Underserved Youth

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While at Madison Square Garden last weekend, the NBPA also caught up with Nik Stauskas’ teammate Gerald Henderson, who will be hosting his fourth annual charity golf invitational this summer, teaming up with fellow NBA players and former Duke teammates. For the first time, Henderson will be holding the invitational in his hometown of Philadelphia at Green Valley Country Club, and the July 31 event will

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Soaring Sixer: Nik Stauskas Expands Presence On Air and in Healthcare Outreach

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During All-Star Weekend, players and fans got a chance to see Nik Stauskas’ broadcasting skills on Snapchat and Canada’s The Sports Network. It was his second straight All-Star experience covering the action, after interviewing NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts last year in Toronto. Not only is the 76ers shooting guard growing in the broadcast booth—including through a regular podcast he hosts in Philadelphia—but he also represents his

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One Court: Inside the Players’ Exclusive Hub During All-Star Weekend

The lobby was decorated with images of former NBA greats and past NBPA player representatives.

For the second straight year, the NBPA transformed a hotel during All-Star Weekend into the NBA players’ exclusive hub during the three days of festivities. This year, it was the Troubadour in New Orleans, a boutique hotel that just opened in December. The NBPA’s customized All-Star headquarters, called One Court, featured a gaming room, gifting suite, content area, barbershop and a celebration of the union’s history. In addition,

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NBA and NBPA Announce Second NBA Africa Game This Summer in Johannesburg

NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (both center) are joined by NBA executives, along with current and former NBA and WNBA players, at the NBA Africa All-Star Luncheon in New Orleans following the announcement of the NBA Africa Game 2017. (Photo by NBAE/Getty Images)

NEW YORK AND JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 18, 2017 — The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that NBA Africa Game 2017, the NBA’s second game in Africa, will take place Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The announcement was made at the annual NBA Africa All-Star Luncheon in New Orleans by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBPA Executive

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Video: NBPA All-Star Press Conference

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NEW ORLEANS — On Friday at The Ritz-Carlton, the NBPA hosted a media availability to discuss the recently-completed collective bargaining agreement, the future business of the Players Association and other matters involving the players. Representing the NBPA were President Chris Paul, Vice President Anthony Tolliver, Secretary-Treasurer James Jones, Executive Director Michele Roberts and Chief Marketing Officer Jordan Schlachter. Here’s the full press conference:

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Pau Gasol Elected to NBPA’s Executive Committee

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NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17, 2017 — During the annual All-Star meeting of the Board of Player Representatives of the National Basketball Players Association on Friday, six-time All-Star Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs was elected to serve on the union’s Executive Committee. “With the number of international players in our game continuing to grow, it’s very important for us to make sure that their interests are

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