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“Game Change Game” Set To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

  • May 23, 2022

New York, NY (May 23, 2022) – “Game Change Game,” a powerful documentary that takes viewers inside the 2020 NBA season disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, is set to make its festival debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 14, 2022. The film is produced by THINK450, the Innovation Engine of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

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THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CITY’S RUCKER PARK TO SERVE AS EIGHTH REGIONAL SITE

  • May 18, 2022

NEW YORK CITY, May 19, 2022 – The Basketball Tournament (TBT), the million dollar, winner-take-all event televised live on ESPN, today announced that New York City’s famed Rucker Park will serve as the event’s eighth regional location for the 2022 tournament. Games will be played at Rucker Park’s Greg Marius Court from July 16-20 and will be open to the public. The Rucker Park Regional will serve as TBT’s first outdoor basketball event in the tournament’s nine-year history.

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The NBPA Foundation Provides More than $600,000 in Matching Player Grants

  • May 12, 2022

NEW YORK, NY, May 13, 2022 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation is pleased to announce more than $600,000 in matching player grants over the last two months. In March and April, the NBPA Foundation partnered with 32 current and former players to match their charitable giving and philanthropy in their communities.

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NBPA Statement on the Passing of Bob Lanier

  • May 11, 2022

NEW YORK, NY, May 11, 2022 - “The NBPA is saddened by the passing of our brother and former NBPA President, Bob Lanier. During his time as President of the NBPA, Bob was a dedicated leader, using his platform to advocate for the rights of all players through the negotiation of a historic collective bargaining agreement in 1983 which empowered future generations of players to thrive and better advocate for themselves as a collective group.

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The NBPA, WNBPA and Born This Way Foundation Team Up for Mental Health Awareness Month in May

  • May 02, 2022

NEW YORK, NY, May 2, 2022 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), and Born This Way Foundation are pleased to announce they are coming together to honor Mental Health Awareness Month by creating a call to action to be kind and be there for others. Through this collaboration and with support from the NBPA Foundation, the three organizations will work together to share the message of #BeKindBeThere, promoting acts of kindness toward oneself and others as a way to positively impact mental health throughout the month of May.

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LEBRON JAMES AND LOS ANGELES LAKERS REMAIN ATOP NBA’S MOST POPULAR JERSEY AND TEAM MERCHANDISE LISTS FOR SECOND HALF OF REGULAR SEASON

  • April 22, 2022

NEW YORK, April 22, 2022 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association today jointly announced that LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the top spots on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales for the second half of the 2021-22 regular season, from Jan. 13 through April 10.

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