Michele Roberts’ Statement on Phil Jackson’s Comments on Carmelo Anthony

NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts released the following statement regarding the recent comments by Knicks President Phil Jackson on Carmelo Anthony: NEW YORK, NY, April 15, 2017­ — “We voiced with the Commissioner today our view on the inappropriate comments by Knicks President Phil Jackson. If players under contract cannot, under threat of league discipline, speak openly about their desire to be employed elsewhere, we expect






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Playoff Prep: 10 Ways that Players are Getting Their Mind and Body Ready

As the playoffs begin, players’ new habits will come to light—from musical tastes to mental approaches. In some cases, a particular pair of shoes or certain style will be desired—even a good-luck charm. The NBPA turned to two veterans and two rookies who will be competing in the postseason—Amir Johnson (Celtics) and Andre Roberson (Thunder), and Malcolm Brogdon (Bucks) and Denzel Valentine (Bulls), respectively—to answer a fun






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Socially Active: 20 Players in the Postseason Share the Meaning of Their Motivational Hashtags

The NBA is all about personality—from the style and sneakers to the hairstyles and handshakes to the up-and-unders and uniform accessories. While those are visible with the players themselves, there’s another personable quality that’s only seen through words: personal hashtags that they use to identify themselves with and inspire others on their social media feeds. “You do it because people want to join it, people always






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The Grizzlies Star Reflects on a Decade in His NBA City

Out of all the players 30 years old and younger, there’s only one who’s been with his team for 10 years: Mike Conley, a Memphis resident for his entire decade-long career—from 19 years old, coming off of a national championship appearance at Ohio State, to now 29, finishing his first NBA season averaging at least 20 points for the playoff-bound Grizzlies. Speaking with the NBPA, the






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Jonas Valanciunas, Mindaugas Kuzminskas Headline Lithuanian Heritage Weekend in New York City

After the Knicks-Raptors game on Sunday, the colors of green and yellow took over the 102 section at Madison Square Garden in the usual territory of blue and orange. Thirty-two kids (and their parents) from Lithuanian Saturday day schools in Long Island, New York City and New Jersey had attended the game and were awaiting the arrival of their fellow countrymen, Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Raptors center






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