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NBPA Extends Summer School Grant Program and Supports SIAC Student-Athletes Impacted by COVID-19

ATLANTA, GA, MAY 22, 2020 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation announced today a significant financial contribution to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) to provide summer school scholarship resources to student-athletes for the second consecutive year.

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NBPA ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF THE 2020 TOP 100 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CAMP

NEW YORK, NY (May 15, 2020) – The National Basketball Players Association today announced the cancellation of the 2020 TOP 100 High School Basketball Camp (TOP 100) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TOP 100 was scheduled to take place in June 2020 on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

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NBPA ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH COSTAR AS THE DIGITAL FAN ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM FOR FANS AND PLAYERS OF THE NBPA

NEW YORK, NY, MAY 4, 2020 – The National Basketball Players Association (“NBPA”) and its for-profit subsidiary, THINK450, announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with PADLOKT Global Inc. (“PADLOKT”), making CoStar Experience the platform of choice to give fans unparalleled access to their favorite basketball idols of the NBPA through authentic, immersive LIVE video experiences and much more behind-the-scenes content focusing on the players of the NBPA.

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NBPA Foundation Provides Over Half a Million Dollars in Matching Player Grants

New YORK, NY, May 5, 2020 -- The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation is pleased to announce a total of more than half a million dollars in matching player grants for March and April 2020.

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NBA AND NBPA REACH AGREEMENT ON PLAYER PAY DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

NEW YORK, April 17, 2020 – The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that they have reached agreement on the method for reducing player compensation in the event of a permanent cancellation of 2019-20 regular season or playoff games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this agreement, and in order to provide players with a more gradual salary reduction schedule, partial reductions of 25% will begin with the players’ twice-a-month payment due on May 15.

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NBPA Statement on the Passing of Jacqueline Towns

"Words cannot express the extreme sadness each of us feels at the news of the passing of Karl Anthony-Towns' loving Mother, Jacqueline Towns.

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NBA Players Go Head-to-Head in First-Ever “NBA 2K Players Tournament” on ESPN and ESPN2

New York, NY – March 31, 2020 – 2K, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced the “NBA 2K Players Tournament,” an NBA 2K20 gameplay tournament between 16 current NBA players. Beginning Friday, April 3 on ESPN and ESPN2, players – including top seeds Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks – will compete in a single-elimination, player-only tournament on Xbox One. The winner will be crowned the ultimate NBA 2K20 champion and select a charity beneficiary to receive a $100,000 donation from 2K, the NBA and the NBPA in support of ongoing coronavirus relief efforts.

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SUCCESSION PLAN

NEW YORK, NY, March 6, 2020 – The National Basketball Players Association Executive Committee is announcing that it will begin the search for a successor to Executive Director Michele Roberts. Recognizing the importance of succession planning to ensure the continued success and growth of the NBPA, Ms. Roberts and the Executive Committee are focusing on a strategy for the Union’s future.

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Statement on the Passing of NBPA TOP 100 Camp Alumnus AJ James

NEW YORK, NY, March 5, 2020 – The NBPA’s Chief of Player Programs Purvis Short issued the following statement today on the passing of NBPA TOP 100 Alumnus Ashley (AJ) James…

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NBPA Foundation Announces $100,000 Grant in Support of Continued Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

New York, NY, February 18, 2020 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation is excited to announce a $100,000 grant, as part of continued relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, to the SBP, a national disaster resilience and recovery organization founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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