Video: Cody Zeller on His Fourth Annual Sock Drive, Serving a Big Need for Charlotte’s At-Risk Community

In his rookie season in 2013-14, Cody Zeller discovered that socks were one of the most desired pieces of clothing for those in need in Charlotte. So he started a month-long campaign that culminated with him delivering socks to The Salvation Army Center of Hope, an emergency shelter in the city. In the last three years, he’s donated more than 10,000 socks. This past week,






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Video: Clippers, Lakers Players Share Insights on Their Main Off-Court and Community Initiatives

This week in Los Angeles, the NBPA caught up with several Clippers and Lakers players to discuss their main community projects and off-the-court interests.   CLIPPERS .@paulpierce34 discusses his values of leadership, being a helpful voice from the sideline and rubbing off his clutch gene on the guys. pic.twitter.com/HHsAjxlAEr — NBPA (@TheNBPA) November 22, 2016 .@JCrossover on the impact of his Seattle Pro-Am, how it’s






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Video: Wayne Ellington’s Peace Games in Response to Dad’s Death from Gun Violence

On Nov. 9, 2014, Wayne Ellington’s father, Wayne Sr., was shot and killed in his hometown of Philadelphia. Last month, Wayne Jr. hosted his first-ever Peace Games in Philly in response to his father’s death from gun violence, a bigger topic of conversation across the country through recent events and the presidential election. During his time back home, the NBPA was granted exclusive access with the






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Video: Style Visionary Kelly Oubre Jr. Takes the NBPA Inside New York Fashion Week

Kelly Oubre Jr., who has his own brand Dope Soul and wants to expand it one day following in the line of his lifestyle idols Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, took the NBPA inside New York Fashion Week earlier this month. The Wizards forward, who’s taking a unique serious interest in the space at only 20 years old, shared his thoughts on attending NY fashion week for the






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Inside the NBPA’s Rookie Transition Program at the Players’ Union’s New Headquarters

Last month, the NBA rookies got their first glimpse of the new NBPA headquarters during the annual Rookie Transition Program. Around 80 players visited the new office in midtown Manhattan, which covers 47,000 square feet over two floors. It’s the only location in Manhattan that resembles an NBA training center. The rookies got a tour of the gym, locker room, soon-to-be-completed basketball court and hydroworks area (hot/cold






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