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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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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One Court: Inside the Players’ Exclusive Hub During All-Star Weekend

For the second straight year, the NBPA transformed a hotel during All-Star Weekend into the NBA players’ exclusive hub during the three days of festivities. This year, it was the Troubadour in New Orleans, a boutique hotel that just opened in December. The NBPA’s customized All-Star headquarters, called One Court, featured a gaming room, gifting suite, content area, barbershop and a celebration of the union’s history. In addition,

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NBA and NBPA Announce Second NBA Africa Game This Summer in Johannesburg

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

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

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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Commanding the Court: Gordon Hayward on a Tennis-to-Hoops Career, All-Star and More

When Gordon Hayward was a talented teenager on two different courts, he thought about dropping basketball to try to play college tennis (his better sport at the time). But then he grew to 6’8″ before graduating high school, and the rest is history. Now, seven years since being drafted, the small forward is a first-time All-Star and the first Jazz player to receive that honor in

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