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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NBPA Statement on the Passing of NBCA Executive Director Michael Goldberg

The National Basketball Players Association released the following statement on the passing of the Executive Director of the National Basketball Coaches Association, Michael Goldberg: NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2017 — “For over 40 years, Michael Goldberg worked tirelessly for the betterment of NBA coaches and was an integral part of the growth of the game domestically and internationally. His tremendous leadership and compassion for the lives






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New NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Signed

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2017 — The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has been officially signed. The seven-year agreement will take effect on July 1, 2017, and run through the 2023-24 season.






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