Pascal Siakam, Newest Ambassador of ‘Right To Play,’ on His Journey from Cameroon to Canada

Since high school, whenever Pascal Siakam checks into a game, he uses his right hand to bump his left chest four times. Then, a slight pause, until he does it three more times. Representing his Raptors jersey No. 43, the routine first signifies the heart that Siakam has for the most important men in his life (four): his father, Tchamo, who passed away in a car

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Jarrod Uthoff: 10 Things to Know About a Player on a 10-Day Contract

Jarrod Uthoff lost track of what day it was during his second, and final, 10-day contract with the Mavericks this past week. “I have no idea,” he told the NBPA over the weekend. But it was that confidence, in addition to his work ethic, length, shooting and versatility, that the team admired enough to sign him on Wednesday to a two-year contract—his first long-term one in

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“The Ties That Bind”: Dwight Howard’s Youth Program Teaches Leadership Through Ties

Dwight Howard has been both a superstar player and international ambassador for today’s NBA, but equally as important, he’s a man with a desire to give back to his Atlanta community through his big heart for children. This past Sunday, more than 150 young men (along with a parent or guardian) enjoyed the Hawks’ game against the Nets—and they had the privilege of meeting Howard pregame. The

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Kay Da 5’9″: Detroit-Born Kay Felder’s Experience from 54th Pick to Rookie with the Defending Champs

Kay Felder’s rookie season is everything he could have asked for, even though he’s gone through a whirlwind of assignments. His summer last year started off at one extreme: being a few picks away from going undrafted (he went No. 54). And the end of his summer finished at another: signing a three-year contract with the defending champion Cavaliers. Then this season, he’s been back and forth

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Video: James Young on His Water Outreach in Flint, Tech and eSports Interests, and Boston’s Playoff Prep

While James Young was raised in metro Detroit, he still embraces his ties to his birthplace of Flint, Mich. That’s why he made two water donations to the city last year, including visiting 23 different homes and delivering nearly 60 cases of water with the American Red Cross. And it’s why he’ll be back this summer working with the disaster relief organization, to aid the

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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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The Waterboy: How JaVale McGee is Changing Lives Through Life’s Basic Essential

Go through JaVale McGee’s Twitter account, and you’ll catch the colorful personality sharing daily musings, his music passions (he produces songs on the side) and comedic spins on life and basketball, including recently when he did improv at Chicago’s The Second City and an impromptu interview with the Warriors’ sideline reporter. That’s not all. Among his entertaining posts are some even more unique ones: McGee’s retweets of fans

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Inside Jakob Poeltl’s Journey from Austria to Canada, Cultural Roots and Camp Plans

Former Utah college star Jakob Poeltl was surrounded by his biggest supporters on the biggest night of his life—draft night. Beside him was his mother (Martina), father (Rainer), sister (Miriam) and Utes coach (Larry Krystkowiak), who all remained hopeful that they would hear his name called early. In the weeks leading up to last year’s draft, he was projected to be a top-10 pick. But

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Video: Dewayne Dedmon on His Unique Undrafted-to-Spurs Journey, Fashion and Charity Work

You’ll rarely hear of a player going from undrafted to a few years later being able to choose between two of the best teams in the NBA: the Spurs and Warriors. That was Dewayne Dedmon’s situation last summer, and he chose to move to San Antonio. Then at the end of January, the journeyman became the full-time starting center for a franchise that’s won 50-plus

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