Inside the NBPA’s Rookie Transition Program at the Players’ Union’s New Headquarters

NBPA President Chris Paul addresses the new faces at the Rookie Transition Program last month at the players' union's new headquarters. (Photo by Davide De Pas Pictures)

Last month, the NBA rookies got their first glimpse of the new NBPA headquarters during the annual Rookie Transition Program.

Around 80 players visited the new office in midtown Manhattan, which covers 47,000 square feet over two floors. It’s the only location in Manhattan that resembles an NBA training center.

The rookies got a tour of the gym, locker room, soon-to-be-completed basketball court and hydroworks area (hot/cold tub and underwater treadmill). They also checked out the players’ lounge (with pool and ping-pong) and multiple business rooms (technologically-equipped) where they can conduct meetings to advance their careers on and off the court. In addition, they met with and heard from NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts, NBPA President Chris Paul, other staff members in breakout sessions, and former NBA legends Isiah Thomas and Spencer Haywood.

Here’s our behind-the-scenes video feature on the NBPA’s Rookie Transition Program, while highlighting our new office for players:

 

Below is a photo look inside the rookies’ experience at the new NBPA headquarters (photos by Davide De Pas Pictures; scroll to the right to see the sequence of the day).

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