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NBPA Announces the Winners of First-Ever Players’ Voice Awards NextGen

  • September 02, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, September 2, 2021 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is pleased to announce today the winners of its first-ever NBPA Players’ Voice Awards (PVA) NextGen. Presented by HSS, the Official Hospital of the NBPA, PVA NextGen is a platform for middle school and high school-aged basketball players to recognize and honor their peers for skills and achievements both on and off the court. PVA NextGen is designed to emulate the annual NBPA Players’ Voice Awards, a platform first created in 2015 that provides current NBA players the opportunity to vote and recognize each other for their individual accomplishments both on and off the court.

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NBPA Announces Partnership with Maison Noir Wines and Award-Winning Sommelier André Hueston Mack to Produce Limited-Edition Wines

  • September 01, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, September 1, 2021 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today a partnership with Maison Noir Wines, a Black-owned wine company founded by award-winning sommelier André Hueston Mack. Through this partnership, Maison Noir Wines will work with THINK450, the content and partnership arm of the NBPA, to produce limited-edition wines, bringing together NBPA members’ ever-growing interest in the wine category with one of the top wine producers in the United States.

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NBPA Begins Renovation of NYC Parks’ Greg Marius Court at Holcombe Rucker Park in Harlem

  • August 26, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, August 26, 2021 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today officially announced that it is partnering with NYC Parks to completely renovate the Greg Marius Court at Holcombe Rucker Park in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Funded by the NBPA, the renovation of the legendary basketball court begins today and will include the repair and leveling of the court’s pavement, the replacement of the bleachers, backboards and baskets - custom made and provided by Spalding, and scoreboard, the addition of team benches to both sides of the court, and the repainting of the basketball court. Once the renovation is complete, the NBPA Foundation also plans to fund and support the addition of a new recreation position to provide programming at the park and NYC Parks’ nearby Jackie Robinson Recreation Center.

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NBPA Hosts Inaugural Virtual Real Estate Symposium

  • August 13, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, August 16, 2021 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today the launch of its two-day Virtual Real Estate Symposium which is set to begin today and will conclude on August 17. Over the last six years, the NBPA has offered real estate seminars and programs during the off-season as a way for players to network with industry leaders, gain insight into the real estate market, and learn how real estate can be used to maximize a players’ platform off the court.

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Payne Brown to Step Down as President of THINK450

  • August 10, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, August 10, 2021 – The National Basketball Players Association [“NBPA”] announced today that Payne Brown, the President of the NBPA’s licensing arm THINK450, will step down as President, effective September 13, 2021. Brown will be rejoining his former employer HPS Investment Partners in their Los Angeles office.

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