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NBPA Statement on the Passing of Mark Eaton

  • May 29, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, May 29, 2021 – “It may be cliched, but it's true: Mark Eaton was a giant, in every sense of the word. A long-time member of the NBPA Executive Committee right through his retirement from the league in 1994, Mark served his colleagues with grace and strength, and continued to watch over them through his service for the Retired Players Association. His imposing physical presence made a delightful match with his warm and thoughtful manner. We miss him already.”

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NBPA Statement on Fan Behavior

  • May 27, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, May 27, 2021 - “True fans of this game honor and respect the dignity of our players. No true fan would seek to harm them or violate their personal space. Those who do have no place in our arenas. And their conduct is appropriately evaluated by law enforcement just as if it occurred on a public street.

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