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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NBPA Statement on the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team

NEW YORK, March 25, 2017 — The NBPA issued the following statement in support of the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team: “The National Basketball Players Association stands in solidarity with the efforts by the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team to secure fair and just treatment for its players.”

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NBPA Statement on Joakim Noah

The NBPA released the following statement on Joakim Noah: NEW YORK, March 25, 2017 — “After a thorough investigation, the National Basketball Players Association believes that Joakim Noah did not intentionally or knowingly violate any policy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Under the recently negotiated CBA effective July 1, a player’s unintentional ingestion of a prohibited substance would be taken into consideration, and we believe the conduct

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