The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) serves to protect and support the rights and talents of current NBA players, magnify their collective will, and amplify their voices as leaders on and off the court.

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Statement from NBPA President CJ McCollum

  • September 21, 2022

NEW YORK, NY, September 21, 2022 – NBPA President CJ McCollum issued the following statement: “We thank Mr. Sarver for making a swift decision that was in the best interest of our sports community.”

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NBA and NBPA Team up with Sorare to Launch Free-to-Play Fantasy Basketball Game

  • September 07, 2022

-Sorare: NBA will Allow Fans to Put NFT-Based Digital Collectibles into Action- NEW YORK, September 7, 2022 – The National Basketball Association (NBA), National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Sorare today announced a multi-year partnership that makes Sorare the Official NFT Fantasy Partner of the NBA. Sorare will launch the first officially licensed, free-to-play digital collectible-based fantasy basketball game, which will be released this fall for the NBA’s 2022-23 season.

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NBPA Announces the Winners of the 2nd Annual Players’ Voice Awards NextGen

  • August 16, 2022

NEW YORK, NY, August 16, 2022 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2nd annual NBPA Players’ Voice Awards (PVA) NextGen. Presented by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and SLAM, PVA NextGen is a platform created for middle 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 NBPA’s Players’ Voice Awards, which were first created in 2015 to provide 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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  • August 11, 2022

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2022 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that they will honor the life and legacy of 11-time NBA champion and civil rights pioneer Bill Russell by permanently retiring his uniform number, 6, throughout the league. The iconic Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer will be the first player to have his number retired across the NBA.

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NBPA Foundation Provides More than $500,000 in Matching Player Grants

  • August 05, 2022

NEW YORK, NY, August 5, 2022 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation is pleased to announce more than $500,000 in matching player grants. Closing out its fiscal year in May and June, the NBPA Foundation partnered with 26 current and former players to match their philanthropic efforts in their communities.

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