Nate Britt Jr. and Kris Jenkins: From Becoming Brothers to National Champions to Draft Prospects

After Nate Britt Jr. and Kris Jenkins first met in 2004 at an AAU tournament in Florida, Jenkins’ mother, Felicia, admired the discipline of Britt Jr.’s winning team, coached by his father, Nate Sr. Jenkins had been struggling in school, didn’t have the right influence around him and his sister, Kori, was sick (she passed away after 11 months). Felicia and her husband, Kelvin, felt overwhelmed

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NBPA Statement on BC Lietuvos Rytas’ President Gedvydas Vainauskas’ Recent Comments

The NBPA released the following statement regarding the recent comments by BC Lietuvos Rytas’ President Gedvydas Vainauskas: NEW YORK, NY, June 20, 2017 — “The comments made by BC Lietuvos Rytas’ President Gedvydas Vainauskas on Friday are as stupid as they are offensive. Basketball is an institution that unites people around the world and it saddens us to see it tarnished by such racism. Unfortunately, this serves as a

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Prospect Profiles: Jarrett Allen

In a draft prospect interview series at NBPA headquarters in New York City, Jarrett Allen discussed becoming an NBA professional, learning from watching NBA players like Kevin Garnett and Clint Capela, enjoying his off-the-court interests (building computers, etc.), thinking ahead to draft night and much more.   NBPA: You’re entering this whole new world now, starting with meeting GMs for the first time. What’s that

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Mavericks’ Nowitzki, Hornets’ Walker, Hawks’ Sefolosha, Lakers’ Deng Named Team Captains for NBA Africa Game 2017

NEW YORK AND JOHANNESBURG, June 19, 2017 — The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks; Germany), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets; U.S.), Thabo Sefolosha (Atlanta Hawks; Switzerland; parent from South Africa) and Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers; South Sudan) will serve as team captains for NBA Africa Game 2017. Tickets for the NBA’s second game

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Prospect Profiles: Justin Jackson

In a draft prospect interview series at NBPA headquarters in New York City, Justin Jackson discussed recently proposing to his high school sweetheart (Brooke), reflecting on the national championship, becoming an NBA professional, assisting people with special needs inspired by his sister, leaning on faith as an important aspect of his life, thinking ahead to draft night and much more.   NBPA: Congrats on two rings.

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NBPA Partners with SWAC, SIAC to Create Top 50 Camp

First-Ever Top 50 Camp To Be Held At Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College NEW YORK, NY, June 12, 2017­ — The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), in conjunction with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“SIAC”) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (“SWAC”), today announced the creation of the Top 50 Basketball Camp. The Camp will take place July 20-23 at Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse

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Sportscaster U. Attendees Address On-Air Pursuits, Summer Plans and Life Post-Hoops

This week, current players Langston Galloway, Danny Green, Gerald Henderson, Steve Novak and Willie Reed, and former players Earl Barron and Loren Woods went through the NBPA’s 10th annual Sportscaster U. broadcasting program. For some, like Galloway and Green, their on-air interests started in college when they majored in communications, or media and broadcast journalism, like Reed. Others, like Barron and Woods, became intrigued in the

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On Court to On Air: How NBA Players Become Broadcasters at Sportscaster U., Now in Its 10th Year

As Cavaliers and Warriors players undertake their most extensive assignment of the season out west, out east in Syracuse, N.Y., seven current and former NBA players are underway in their own comprehensive environment—but it’s not on the court. Current players Langston Galloway, Danny Green, Gerald Henderson, Steve Novak and Willie Reed, and former players Earl Barron and Loren Woods are embarking on their first-ever professional training ground in on-air broadcasting

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Ian Clark Reflects on the Warriors’ Season and His Top Moments Heading into Game 1

Ian Clark has already won one kind of championship as a bench spark for the Warriors. It was in 2013 at the Las Vegas Summer League, when the event hosted its inaugural tournament. Through a series of unique circumstances, not only did Clark go undrafted in 2013, but he also scored 33 points in the title game (the most of any player in Vegas that year), was

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Prospect Profiles: De’Aaron Fox

In a draft prospect interview series at NBPA headquarters in New York City, De’Aaron Fox discussed how he’s looking to build his brand, planning to fight breast cancer in support of his mother who’s a survivor, learning from fellow Wildcat John Wall and other NBA point guards, enjoying his off-the-court interests (Dragon Ball Z, etc.), thinking ahead to draft night and much more.   NBPA:

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