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

NBPA President Chris Paul addresses the new faces at the Rookie Transition Program last month at the players' union's new headquarters. (Photo by Davide De Pas Pictures)

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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Video: NBPA 2016 Tech Summit Recap

(Photo by Hana Asano)

This summer, the NBPA hosted its first-ever Technology Summit in San Francisco, where players (including MVP Stephen Curry and players’ union VP Andre Iguodala) sat in on presentations with executives of major media and technology companies; went on site visits to several venture capital firms and virtual reality startups in Silicon Valley; and participated in workshops designed to identify opportunities to pursue during and after their NBA






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Video: Omri Casspi and NBPA Foundation Host Israeli Cultural Tour

(Photo by Shir Hassin)

Earlier this month, the NBPA Foundation teamed up with Omri Casspi in a mission to bring NBA and WNBA players, as well as other celebrities, to experience Omri’s homeland and give back to local Israeli communities. Here’s our video feature inside the trip:






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

(Photo by Davide De Pas Pictures)

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 video feature on the Bucks






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Video: All-Star Dunk Contest Participant Will Barton’s Special Film Study

Feb 8, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA;  Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton (5) shoots the ball during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. (Photo by Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

All-Star dunk contest participant Will Barton has a unique way of evaluating his play postgame. After every game, his longtime trainer Dan Connelly texts him a Vimeo password-protected link that includes a video with all of his possessions along with coaching tips. Below is an exclusive example of one of Barton’s film breakdowns from a game this season. Stay tuned for the dunk contest on Saturday night!






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