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NBPA Foundation Provides $400,000 in Matching Player Grants

  • July 03, 2020

NEW YORK, NY, July 3, 2020 -- The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation is pleased to announce $400,000 in matching player grants over the last two months. Since the Union’s inception, the members of the NBPA have, individually and collectively, utilized their platforms to advocate for and promote positive social change in communities around the world. Specifically throughout May and June, the NBPA Foundation partnered with 24 current & former players to match their charitable giving and philanthropy.

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  • June 26, 2020

NEW YORK, June 26, 2020 – The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that they have finalized a comprehensive plan for a July 30 restart to the 2019-20 season, which includes stringent health and safety protocols, a single-site campus at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the goal of taking collective action to combat systemic racism and promote social justice.

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NBPA Launches Social Media Marketing Program to Help Players Maximize NIL Value

  • June 25, 2020

NEW YORK, NY, June 25, 2020 -- The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and its for-profit arm, THINK450, today announced a partnership with Opendorse that will provide NBA players and brand partners with a platform for easy content management and campaign execution on social media. The agreement aims to provide continual value and educational resources to help players build and monetize the value of their name, image, and likeness rights.

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NBA and NBPA Advance Talks on Social Justice Efforts

  • June 24, 2020

NEW YORK, June 24, 2020 – Yesterday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum, NBA Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Oris Stuart and other league officials met with NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts, NBPA President Chris Paul, NBPA First Vice President Andre Iguodala and several players to further advance the league’s collective response to the social justice issues in our country. This meeting was part of ongoing discussions between the NBA and the Players Association to address the game’s role in facilitating solutions to the persistent inequities plaguing the Black community.

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NBPA x Famer

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is excited to announce a new partnership with Famer, the sports coaching and mentorship mobile platform, which will allow professional players, pro skills trainers and grassroots coaches to create and share custom personal training videos and communicate with kids for free.

The new NBPA channel on Famer will feature basketball skills training as well as strength and conditioning workouts and mental performance tips giving athletes the opportunity to learn from and train with the best players and trainers in the world.

Now you can Train with Us from anywhere at The NBPA Training Ground.


Step 1: Download the Famer app to your mobile phone

Step 2: Create your player card and tap on the "Club" icon

Step 3: Select NBPA Training Ground Presented By Spalding

Step 4: Finish creating your player card and select "Famer Play"

Step 5: Select "Begin Training" then begin Training With Us!


The NBPA celebrates 65 years protecting and supporting the rights and talents of its players.
Learn more about how the union came to be through an interactive historical timeline.

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