“The Ties That Bind”: Dwight Howard’s Youth Program Teaches Leadership Through Ties

Dwight Howard has been both a superstar player and international ambassador for today’s NBA, but equally as important, he’s a man with a desire to give back to his Atlanta community through his big heart for children. This past Sunday, more than 150 young men (along with a parent or guardian) enjoyed the Hawks’ game against the Nets—and they had the privilege of meeting Howard pregame. The






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The Waterboy: How JaVale McGee is Changing Lives Through Life’s Basic Essential

Go through JaVale McGee’s Twitter account, and you’ll catch the colorful personality sharing daily musings, his music passions (he produces songs on the side) and comedic spins on life and basketball, including recently when he did improv at Chicago’s The Second City and an impromptu interview with the Warriors’ sideline reporter. That’s not all. Among his entertaining posts are some even more unique ones: McGee’s retweets of fans






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Cooking for a Cause with Pau Gasol

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

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

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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