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LOS ANGELES, CA, July 10, 2019 - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is excited to announce the winners of the fifth annual NBPA Players’ Voice Awards, the only awards voted on exclusively by NBA players.

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The winners of the fifth annual NBPA Players’ Voice Awards (PVA’s), the only awards voted on exclusively by the Players, will be revealed on Tuesday, July 9 at 12:00 p.m. ET via the NBPA’s social media channels. The NBPA will also celebrate the awards with an event in Los Angeles, which will take place on the evening of July 9.

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The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) will kick off its second annual Players Career Summit today in New York which will run through Saturday, June 29th.

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NEW YORK, NY, June 20 2019 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and THINK450 announced a partnership today with Hanesbrands Inc. that will recognize Champion as the official sport style partner of the union. With this new multiyear partnership, Champion will develop, manufacture and provide apparel for NBPA camps and clinics as well as apparel items including shirts, hoodies, pants and other goods that bear NBPA marks. NBPA branded items will be made for sale at select retail locations.

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NEW YORK AND LONDON, June 19, 2019 – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Highlight Games Limited, a specialist gaming supplier, today announced an innovative partnership with the creation of NBA Last 90 – the exclusive virtual sports betting game that will utilize actual NBA highlights and footage. NBA Last 90 is set to debut in U.S. and European gaming and lottery markets during the 2019-20 NBA season.

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LOS ANGELES, CA, June 3, 2019 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) will host its 4-day Broadcaster U. Program at the University of Southern California (USC) beginning today and running through Thursday, June 6th. The NBPA’s broadcasting program has helped over 65 former and current NBA players prepare for careers in broadcasting. Participants of the program will attend sessions at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism and receive lessons from USC’s faculty on broadcasting basics and technique. Over the course of the program, participants will gain valuable, hands-on experience, learning what it takes to be on a studio show by practicing debates, interviews, stand-ups, one-minute segments and game commentary.

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NEW YORK, NY, June 3, 2019 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is pleased to announce its youth basketball camp schedule for the summer of 2019. The NBPA will be hosting four one-week sessions this summer, two in New York City and two in the Los Angeles area, for boys and girls ages 9-17. NBPA Camp will provide expert basketball instruction from top coaches in the area, focusing on skill development and building in-game fundamentals. In addition to on-court activities, all four sessions will include an educational component that will introduce campers to the topics of financial literary and other life skills. Each session will also feature guest speakers and appearances by current NBA players. Players for the 2019 NBPA camp sessions will include Kyle Kuzma, Rudy Gobert, Lou Williams, Enes Kanter, Trae Young, Julius Randle, Hamidou Diallo, Spencer Dinwiddie and Collin Sexton among others.

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NEW YORK, May 24, 2019 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today an agreement to modify the time at which teams can begin negotiating with free agents.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (May 9, 2019) - The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation in collaboration with The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension held their inaugural “Business of Giving” certificate program earlier this week. The Business of Giving was an intensive two-day course that educated participants on the evolving business of philanthropy. The certificate program was held from May 6-8 at the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, located on the UCLA campus.

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NEW YORK, NY (May 8, 2019) – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and THINK450 are teaming up with Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, Chairman and CEO of ISIAH Imports, to announce a joint partnership and kick-off reception during the week of the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.

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New York, NY (May 7, 2019) — The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is proud to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the NBPA TOP 100 High School Basketball Camp (TOP 100), set to take place June 11-16, 2019 at the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. TOP 100 is the premier basketball camp for elite high school student-athletes around the world. Since its inception in 1994, over 400 players have transitioned into successful careers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Through classroom discussions and a comprehensive on and off-the-court basketball program, TOP 100 emphasizes character, education, and skill development as the core principles necessary to maximize a player’s potential.

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NEW YORK, May 2, 2019 – “The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) fully supports our players using their platforms to stand up for their beliefs and the principles they support. We stand with Enes and, as with all of our players, will work to ensure that he is treated fairly and with respect.”

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NEW YORK, April 29, 2019 – THINK450, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NBPA, is pleased to announce that Nicole Arceneaux will be stepping into the new role of Vice President of Sponsorships. In this role, she will oversee all business development initiatives for both the NBPA and THINK450.

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It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of NBA legend John Havlicek. John was the consummate professional, dedicating himself to his craft and always carrying himself with grace and humility on and off the court...

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  Proyecto Pastoral and Legacy LA receive first grants in Court Refurbishment Program LOS ANGEL

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The National Basketball Players Association reaffirms its support for the WNBA players and their union during their 2019 collective bargaining negotiations – WE STAND WITH OUR SISTERS!

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The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has selected Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) as the Official Hospital of the NBPA. The new multi-year partnership provides current and retired professional basketball players with access to high quality preventative, surgical, rehabilitative, performance, and consulting services. HSS will also be named a Founding Partner of the NBPA’s state-of-the-art training facility that serves athletes at all levels.

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Leading grassroots basketball brands – the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Five-Star – announced today that they are teaming up this summer to elevate their shared vision and values of developing players, fostering quality and consistent competition, and giving back to the game.

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The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and THINK450, the licensing and marketing arm of the NBPA, held its fourth annual One Court activation at the Baha Mar Resort in Nassau, Bahamas during the NBA All-Star break. As the players’ exclusive hub for off-court activities, One Court helps to foster engagement between players, brands and sponsors.

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Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors was elected First Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) at today’s annual winter meeting of the Board of NBA Player Representatives. A 15-year veteran of the NBA and the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, Iguodala has served as a Vice President on the Executive Committee since February 2013. He will replace LeBron James whose 4-year term has just expired. With this new role, Iguodala will also join the Board of the NBPA Foundation.

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