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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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Kyrie Irving Elected to NBPA Executive Committee as Vice President

NASSAU, BAHAMAS, February 17, 2020 – Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets was elected a Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) at today's annual winter meeting of the Board of NBPA Player Representatives. A 9-year veteran of the NBA, 6-time NBA All-Star and 2016 NBA Champion, Irving will replace Pau Gasol who has served on the Executive Committee since February 2017. Irving served as the NBPA Player Representative for the Brooklyn Nets for the 2019-2020 season and his 3-year term as Vice President will begin effective immediately.

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The NBPI Announces Mark Rejtig as SVP of Brand Partnerships

NEW YORK, NY, February 12, 2020 – The NBPI, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), is excited to announce Mark Rejtig as the new Senior Vice President (SVP) of Brand Partnerships. As the first to hold this role, Rejtig will set the strategic direction for NBPI branded partnership efforts and ensure that all business development initiatives remain consistent with the NBPA’s overall mission and brand.

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NBPA Foundation Announces $50,000 Grant for Youth Sports Programming in the Chicago Area

CHICAGO, IL, February 11, 2020 - To support access to sports for all young people, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation is pleased to announce with the help of 2020 NBA All-Star and Chicago native Anthony Davis a grant of $50,000 towards K-12 sports-related programming in Chicago schools.

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NBPA Partners with the Metro Classic Basketball Showcase

NEW YORK, NY, February 3, 2020 -- The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is proud to announce a partnership with the Metro Classic Basketball Showcase as part of a continued effort to support the development of prospective union members.

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NBPA Statement on the Passing of Kobe Bryant

New York, NY January 26, 2020 - We are stunned and devastated by the news of the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant....

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NBPA AND LEADING AVATAR COMPANY, GENIES, TEAM UP TO BRING BASKETBALL INTO A NEW DIGITAL ERA

LOS ANGELES – January 16, 2020 - Genies, Inc., an innovative digital avatar company that recently announced the world's first Avatar Agency and launched its platform on all social media and chat platforms (currently ranks as #2 worldwide in the Social Networking category), has completed a deal with the NBPA. The partnership will allow all NBA players access into the Genies Avatar Agency and integrate the NBA players’ likenesses into the Genies consumer app.

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Mario West Named Director of the NBPA’s Off The Court Program

NEW YORK, NY, January 14, 2020 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced that Mario West will serve as the new Director of the NBPA’s Off The Court (OTC) Program. As the new director, West will provide support and advice to players on their post-playing career and work with various departments within the NBPA to identify programs and benefits that are compatible with players’ interests as they transition from professional basketball.

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NBPA Players Accelerator Program Launches in 2020

NEW YORK, NY, January 10, 2020 - The National Basketball Players Association [“NBPA”], in conjunction with Patricof Co., is pleased to announce the creation of the first NBPA Players Accelerator Program.

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Australian NBA Players Commit $750,000 USD to Bushfires in Australia

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2020 -- In support for their country and the brave individuals standing on the frontlines of the bushfires in the region, nine Australian NBA Players have partnered with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation and the National Basketball Association (NBA) to contribute $750,000 USD towards relief and recovery efforts.

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NBPA Statement on the Passing of David Stern

NEW YORK, January 1, 2020 – "The entire basketball community is heartbroken. David Stern earned and deserved inclusion in our land of giants..."

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Chris Paul Statement Regarding False Information on NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts

NEW YORK, December 12, 2019 – NBPA President Chris Paul’s response to the false information tweeted earlier this evening regarding NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts:

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Tom Gores’ FlintNOW and the National Basketball Players Association Expand Healthy Food Program in Flint, Provide $325,000 in Fruits and Vegetables Through Pediatric Public Health Initiative

Tom Gores’ FlintNOW initiative and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced they will distribute $325,000 worth of gift certificates for fruits and vegetables to Flint youth and their families through an expanded partnership with the Michigan State University-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative (PPHI).

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JOSÉ CALDERÓN JOINS THE NBPA AS THE SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is pleased to announce that José Calderón is joining the organization as the Special Assistant to the Executive Director for the 2019-2020 NBA season.

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NBPA TEAMS UP WITH THE BRANDR GROUP TO LAUNCH COLLEGIATE CO-BRANDED LICENSING PROGRAM

NEW YORK, NY (September 24, 2019) – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) via its commercial arm, NBPI, today announced a multiyear agreement with The Brandr Group (TBG) to develop business opportunities for current NBA players in the collegiate space. TBG will serve as the NBPA’s agency of record to represent NBA player group licensing rights across all categories for collegiate co-branded licensing opportunities.

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2K Announces Inaugural NBA® 2K20 Global Championship

Today, 2K is excited to announce it is partnering with the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and ESL, the world’s largest esports company, to create the NBA 2K20 Global Championship

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NBPA Foundation Provides Scholarship Support for SIAC Student-Athletes

ATLANTA, GA, September 12, 2019 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation has pledged a significant financial grant to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) to provide scholarship resources to SIAC member-institution basketball student-athletes to facilitate a path to graduation objectives.

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