Chris Paul Re-elected as NBPA President, Garrett Temple Elected to Serve as VP on the Executive Committee

NEW YORK, June 23, 2017 — During the annual summer meeting of the Board of NBA Player Representatives, nine-time All-Star Chris Paul was re-elected to a new term as President of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). “I’m humbled that my fellow players have voted to have me continue as President of the NBPA,” said Paul. “We’ve accomplished a lot these past few years, most






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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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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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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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Michele Roberts’ Statement on Phil Jackson’s Comments on Carmelo Anthony

NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts released the following statement regarding the recent comments by Knicks President Phil Jackson on Carmelo Anthony: NEW YORK, NY, April 15, 2017­ — “We voiced with the Commissioner today our view on the inappropriate comments by Knicks President Phil Jackson. If players under contract cannot, under threat of league discipline, speak openly about their desire to be employed elsewhere, we expect






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