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.”


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


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

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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


Video: C.J. Watson on His Interests in Technology, Its NBA Connection and More

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Growing up among the flashing lights and technologically advanced amenities of Las Vegas, C.J. Watson became enamored with technology at a young age. As an NBA veteran, he’s taken advantage of his bigger platform by getting immersed on Google’s campus last summer, sitting in on meetings, studying how the company builds products and seeing how they hire new employees. Now this year, Watson is starting to write


Fresh Dishes of Curry: Seth Distinguishes Himself as a Playmaker, Emerging Brand, Outdoorsman and Uncle

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About a year ago, on March 27 to be exact, Seth Curry had just helped the Kings beat the Mavericks, and as he was in the middle of an interview on the court, DeMarcus Cousins surprised him from behind with a major confidence boost. “Hey, you’re going to be in this league a long time, boy! Remember that! A looong time!” he hollered at Curry, smiling,


Coming Off All-Star Weekend, C.J. McCollum Continues Evolution Hosting and Helping Future Journalists

C.J. McCollum is a co-host for the "Playlist" show on JAM'N 107.5, Portland's No. 1 station for hip-hop and throwbacks. (Photo by Bruce Ely)

They’re two of the biggest adjustments for this particular young sportscaster: learning where to hold the mic during an interview, and working through the earpiece and a possible technical difficulty. But what’s most impressive is the groundwork this up-and-coming commentator has made since 2013, considering his full-time job has been playing on the highest level of professional basketball. And not to mention, he’s become of the top 15 scorers in the NBA


Cooking for a Cause with Pau Gasol


While in Los Angeles last weekend, former Laker Pau Gasol did much more than play on the court. He cooked, with an important message in mind. The newly-elected NBPA Vice President attended Jordan High School for The Flavor of Togetherness, an event hosted by the Gasol Foundation. Families enjoyed a free cooking class with instruction from celebrity Chef Lovely from Common Threads, an organization that confronts child obesity through


The Missing Links for Kids: Gerald Henderson’s Annual Golf Invitational for Underserved Youth

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While at Madison Square Garden last weekend, the NBPA also caught up with Nik Stauskas’ teammate Gerald Henderson, who will be hosting his fourth annual charity golf invitational this summer, teaming up with fellow NBA players and former Duke teammates. For the first time, Henderson will be holding the invitational in his hometown of Philadelphia at Green Valley Country Club, and the July 31 event will


Soaring Sixer: Nik Stauskas Expands Presence On Air and in Healthcare Outreach

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During All-Star Weekend, players and fans got a chance to see Nik Stauskas’ broadcasting skills on Snapchat and Canada’s The Sports Network. It was his second straight All-Star experience covering the action, after interviewing NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts last year in Toronto. Not only is the 76ers shooting guard growing in the broadcast booth—including through a regular podcast he hosts in Philadelphia—but he also represents his


One Court: Inside the Players’ Exclusive Hub During All-Star Weekend

The lobby was decorated with images of former NBA greats and past NBPA player representatives.

For the second straight year, the NBPA transformed a hotel during All-Star Weekend into the NBA players’ exclusive hub during the three days of festivities. This year, it was the Troubadour in New Orleans, a boutique hotel that just opened in December. The NBPA’s customized All-Star headquarters, called One Court, featured a gaming room, gifting suite, content area, barbershop and a celebration of the union’s history. In addition,