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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Prospect Profiles: Jonathan Isaac

In a draft prospect interview series at NBPA headquarters in New York City, Jonathan Isaac discussed being back home for draft lottery week, becoming an NBA professional, finishing classes at FSU, looking to build his brand, enjoying his off-the-court interests (watching Netflix, etc.), thinking ahead to draft night and much more.   NBPA: You recently spent time where your roots are, NYC. What was that






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NBPA Top 100 Camp Recap

This past week, the NBPA hosted its 24th annual Top 100 Camp for the best high schooler players in the country, including sons of former NBA players (like Greg Anthony’s, Bobby Simmons’ and Rod Strickland’s), and seven internationally from Angola, Argentina, Lithuania, Nigeria, Republic of Georgia and Serbia. What really separates the camp is it features a unique convergence of NBA players and top high






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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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