NBPA “Players Voice Awards” Return, To Be Revealed Exclusively On Social Media

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NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2016 — The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that the 2016 Players Voice Awards will be revealed exclusively via social media today beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET. The Players Voice Awards are voted on solely by NBA players and feature many unique categories: Best Dressed, Player You Secretly Wish Was On Your Team, Clutch Performer and Best Social Media Follow—in addition

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NBPA Names Eric Rhodes Director of Security

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NEW YORK, NY — National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts announced today that Eric Rhodes has been named Director of Security. “Eric brings over 25 years of experience in the security profession to our team,” said Roberts. “He was an integral part of our security detail during several of our recent events, and we are thrilled to bring him onboard full-time.” Rhodes comes to

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21 NBA Players “Speed Date” with Front Office Execs in Vegas for Future Positions

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LAS VEGAS — In the world of Sin City, there are many different fast forms of dating. But none are like the speed dating that took place inside the Vinoly Grand Ballroom at the Vdara hotel during Vegas Summer League. Twenty-one current and retired NBA players, as well as former WNBA All-Star Adrienne Goodson, interacted with 11 front office personnel during a one-of-a-kind speed dating exercise to pitch themselves for future

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Inside the NBPA’s Heart Screening Initiative, Now Reaching Five Cities and 100 Players

Former NBA All-Star Spencer Haywood (left) and Joe Rogowski, the NBPA's director of sports medicine and research, at the players' union-sponsored heart screening this past weekend in Las Vegas. (NBPA)

LAS VEGAS — Until last week, the last time former NBA champion and four-time All-Star Spencer Haywood had his heart checked is when he was playing in the league. That was more than 30 years ago. Thanks to the resources and accessibility of a health initiative sponsored by the NBPA and NBA, Haywood took advantage of a free heart screening recently at the Mandalay Bay resort in his

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NBPA Statement on the 2017 All-Star Game

The National Basketball Players Association released the following statement on the 2017 All-Star Game: NEW YORK, NY — “The National Basketball Players Association supports the league’s decision to relocate the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte. North Carolina is home to a sizable number of current and former NBPA members. They and our entire membership looked forward to participating in the All-Star week activities in

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Norman Powell: From Poverty and Nearly Quitting Hoops to Toronto’s Second-Round Standout

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LAS VEGAS — A year ago at Vegas Summer League, the Raptors found a major steal in rookie Norman Powell, who they traded for after he was selected 46th by the Bucks in the NBA draft. It only took two games in Vegas for the Raptors to sign him, and he went on to average 18.3 points on 50.9 percent shooting, leading the team to the No. 1

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Q&A with Kelly Oubre Jr.: Playmaking Growth, Training Approach, Artistic Work and More

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LAS VEGAS — About two hours before tip-off of the Vegas Summer League quarterfinals, Wizards leading scorer Kelly Oubre Jr. was in a corner suite specially set up for the team on the 14th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. There, Oubre Jr., who finished summer league averaging 19.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game and was named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team,

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Q&A with Bobby Portis: Championship Approach, Defensive Growth, Mother’s Impact and More

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LAS VEGAS — Entering Vegas Summer League, the opportunities in the Bulls frontcourt couldn’t have looked better for Bobby Portis. Big men Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah had agreed to join new teams, and the Bulls added All-Star guards Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade. So that signaled a bright future for Portis in his second season likely involving two main things: more playing time and more touches from

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NBPA Statement on the Passing of Nate Thurmond

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The National Basketball Players Association released the following statement on the passing of Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond: NEW YORK, NY — “The National Basketball Players Association sends its thoughts and prayers to the Thurmond family. Big Nate graced us with his remarkable passion for the game during his Hall of Fame career, becoming the first player in NBA history to record a quadruple-double. He

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Donatas Motiejunas Expands Elite Camp in Lithuania, Supported by Arvydas Sabonis

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Donatas Motiejunas started his NBA career in 2012 with the Rockets knowing exactly how he wanted to best utilize his earnings off the court. But it wasn’t a typical business investment or real estate property. His mind was on youth development thousands of miles away. The 21-year-old at the time wanted to capitalize on a vision he had for a long time: starting his own elite camp

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