NBPA Statement on the 2017 All-Star Game

The National Basketball Players Association released the following statement on the 2017 All-Star Game: NEW YORK, NY — “The National Basketball Players Association supports the league’s decision to relocate the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte. North Carolina is home to a sizable number of current and former NBPA members. They and our entire membership looked forward to participating in the All-Star week activities in

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NBPA Statement on the Passing of Nate Thurmond

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The National Basketball Players Association released the following statement on the passing of Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond: NEW YORK, NY — “The National Basketball Players Association sends its thoughts and prayers to the Thurmond family. Big Nate graced us with his remarkable passion for the game during his Hall of Fame career, becoming the first player in NBA history to record a quadruple-double. He

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Video: Bucks Rookie Thon Maker’s Journey from the Top 100 Camp to the NBA

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Thon Maker was a unique three-time participant at the NBPA’s Top 100 Camp, where he became one of the best high school players in the country. His NBA dream became a reality last month when he was a lottery pick, and his brother, Matur, a fellow Top 100 camper, was there to support him at the Barclays Center. Here’s our feature on the Bucks rookie,

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NBPA Statement on Recent Tragic Events

The National Basketball Players Association released the following statement on the recent tragic events that have occurred: NEW YORK, NY — “The National Basketball Players Association sends our heartfelt condolences to all of the families and communities directly affected by the senseless acts of violence in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas this week. These events have affected all of us no matter where we

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Patty Mills’ ‘Life-Changing’ Trip with His Fellow Countrymen to the Heart of Australia

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Australian Patty Mills has always had a special connection to his aboriginal heritage, but he had never been to the most sacred and indigenous place in his country. And neither had his national teammates. So last September, Mills, a seven-year NBA veteran who’s played the past five seasons in San Antonio, had the idea of a lifetime, inspired by the grand vision of his fellow countrymen

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Brothers Paul and Elijah Millsap Sharpen Skills in Real Estate Through NBPA Program

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For three days last week at the Lotte New York Palace hotel in midtown Manhattan, eight NBA players bunkered down in a fifth-floor conference room for the NBPA’s second annual real estate program. But this wasn’t simply a series of introductory sessions and guest speakers describing their work to an uninformed crowd. The players—including the only set of brothers in the program, Paul and Elijah Millsap—already have some real

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NBPA to Hold Inaugural Technology Summit, Led by VP Andre Iguodala

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NEW YORK, NY — The National Basketball Players Association announced on Tuesday that it will hold the inaugural NBPA Technology Summit from July 19-21 in San Francisco. The NBPA Technology Summit will provide current and former NBA players with the following: Educational content and presentations from executives of major media and technology companies; Site visits to several media and technology companies in Silicon Valley; Networking opportunities

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Inside the NBPA’s Coaching Program, the Training Spot for Luke Walton and 90 Others

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.A. — In the film room at John Paul Jones Arena on the campus of the University of Virginia, 19 active and former NBA players, including two ex-WNBA players, each got their turn in an exercise during the NBPA’s recent coaching program at the Top 100 Camp. The focus of the session was “special situation timeouts,” defined by drawing up plays when a team is down

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Tamika Catchings: ‘Pat, My Leader, Mentor, Hero and Inspiration’

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By Tamika Catchings, an WNBA star who wrote the below tribute for her former coach Pat Summitt for SportsBlog.com, a content partner of the NBPA that focuses on first-person stories with pro athletes    I woke up this morning around 4:14a with an eerie sense of loneliness and shook it away long enough to get back to sleep for a few more hours before I needed to

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WNBPA Statement on the Passing of Pat Summitt

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 05, 2008 -  Portrait of head coach Pat Summitt with all eight of her NCAA national championship trophies at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Photo by Tennessee Athletics)

Women’s National Basketball Players Association Director of Operations Terri Carmichael Jackson released the following statement on the passing of Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt: NEW YORK, NY — “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pat Summitt. Pat will not only be remembered as one of the greatest coaches of all-time in any sport, but as a leader, teacher, mentor and friend. Her legacy will

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