NBPA Statement on the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team

NEW YORK, March 25, 2017 — The NBPA issued the following statement in support of the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team: “The National Basketball Players Association stands in solidarity with the efforts by the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team to secure fair and just treatment for its players.”

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NBPA Statement on Joakim Noah

The NBPA released the following statement on Joakim Noah: NEW YORK, March 25, 2017 — “After a thorough investigation, the National Basketball Players Association believes that Joakim Noah did not intentionally or knowingly violate any policy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Under the recently negotiated CBA effective July 1, a player’s unintentional ingestion of a prohibited substance would be taken into consideration, and we believe the conduct

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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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Inside Jakob Poeltl’s Journey from Austria to Canada, Cultural Roots and Camp Plans

Former Utah college star Jakob Poeltl was surrounded by his biggest supporters on the biggest night of his life—draft night. Beside him was his mother (Martina), father (Rainer), sister (Miriam) and Utes coach (Larry Krystkowiak), who all remained hopeful that they would hear his name called early. In the weeks leading up to last year’s draft, he was projected to be a top-10 pick. But

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Video: Dewayne Dedmon on His Unique Undrafted-to-Spurs Journey, Fashion and Charity Work

You’ll rarely hear of a player going from undrafted to a few years later being able to choose between two of the best teams in the NBA: the Spurs and Warriors. That was Dewayne Dedmon’s situation last summer, and he chose to move to San Antonio. Then at the end of January, the journeyman became the full-time starting center for a franchise that’s won 50-plus

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Video: C.J. Watson on His Interests in Technology, Its NBA Connection and More

Growing up among the flashing lights and technologically advanced amenities of Las Vegas, C.J. Watson became enamored with technology at a young age. As an NBA veteran, he’s taken advantage of his bigger platform by getting immersed on Google’s campus last summer, sitting in on meetings, studying how the company builds products and seeing how they hire new employees. Now this year, Watson is starting to write

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Fresh Dishes of Curry: Seth Distinguishes Himself as a Playmaker, Emerging Brand, Outdoorsman and Uncle

About a year ago, on March 27 to be exact, Seth Curry had just helped the Kings beat the Mavericks, and as he was in the middle of an interview on the court, DeMarcus Cousins surprised him from behind with a major confidence boost. “Hey, you’re going to be in this league a long time, boy! Remember that! A looong time!” he hollered at Curry, smiling,

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Coming Off All-Star Weekend, C.J. McCollum Continues Evolution Hosting and Helping Future Journalists

They’re two of the biggest adjustments for this particular young sportscaster: learning where to hold the mic during an interview, and working through the earpiece and a possible technical difficulty. But what’s most impressive is the groundwork this up-and-coming commentator has made since 2013, considering his full-time job has been playing on the highest level of professional basketball. And not to mention, he’s become of the top 15 scorers in the NBA

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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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