Protect. Support. Amplify.


2020 is a year we will never forget. Tested and challenged over and over again. Together we mourned, mobilized, and pushed for change.

The larger fight is not over. The NBPA will continue to protect, support, and amplify player rights and voices.

Click below to learn more on our various initiatives and efforts.

Latest News & Press Releases

Professional Sports Unions Come Together to Oppose New Voting Restrictions

  • May 03, 2021

]NEW YORK, NY, May 3, 2021 - Over the last few months, state legislators across the country have proposed bills and new legislation that if passed, could make it harder for ordinary citizens to cast their ballots in future election seasons. Today, nine (9) major sports unions in North America are announcing their joint opposition to these legislative efforts aimed at restricting the right to vote, and join the hundreds of individuals, foundations and corporations in taking a “Stand for Democracy”:

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Former Player Derek L. Anderson and Michael J. Grinnell Join the NBPA as Player Wellness Counselors

  • April 30, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, May 3, 2021 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is excited to announce that Derek L. Anderson and Michael J. Grinnell, LICSW, will serve as the new NBPA Player Wellness Counselors. They will join the NBPA’s Mental Health and Wellness Department which is overseen by Director Dr. William Parham. In this role, Messrs. Anderson and Grinnell will work to assist players with the unique emotional and mental challenges associated with being an NBA player as well as provide insight into the mental health services that the NBPA offers.

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NBPA Statement on the Passing of Terrence Clarke

  • April 23, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, April 23, 2021 – "We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Terrence Clarke’s passing. He was a great talent, a joy to those who knew and loved him and was soon to join our Brotherhood. We send our condolences to and place arms around Terrence’s family and friends during this very difficult time. Rest In Peace, Brother."

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Player Activism

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. The courage and commitment of our members – past and present – have provided a voice for and opened avenues towards the pursuit of justice for aggrieved and socially disenfranchised members of communities across this country and around the world.

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We teamed up with @DoveMenCare to announce the Commit to C.A.R.E initiative. This partnership, inspired by the actions taken by players around the league in support of racial and social justice, aims to showcase, honor and celebrate the humanity of Black men while addressing a number of issues such as public safety, safe and fair voting, community engagement and the portrayal of Black men in the media. Support #committocarenow.


Since the beginning of the season restart, the NBPA and the players have been committed in making sure that basketball would not serve as a distraction from issues related to racial injustice and inequality. To further amplify this movement, we highlighted Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs in the bubble that not only pushed the culture forward — but enriched their communities as well.

As part of the NBPA’s mission to inspire, uplift and empower Black-owned businesses, the NBPA’s Protect, Support, Amplify Black-Owned Businesses campaign gives a platform to Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs who are driving positive change in their communities. #450SupportsBlack

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NBPA Town Hall Series

The NBPA teamed up with Business Inside the Game (B.I.G.) to curate a town hall series. Each town hall consists of conversations about the NBPA’s mission, which is to Protect, Support and Amplify the players and their voices, and how that mission has evolved throughout this season and in light of recent events. The conversations also discuss player-led initiatives around social justice and voting and ways that we can all impact change in our communities.

Join NBA All-Star and master connector Baron Davis as he weaves a narrative journey with trailblazers and innovators.