We’ve seen plenty of pushback from athletes against the media recently, from Marshawn Lynch to Kevin Durant, and some of that appears to have moved on to at least one key union executive: Michele Roberts, the head of the NBA Players’ Association. Show More Summary
Foralotofbeatreporters,pregamelockerroomaccessibillityisoneoftheonlytimestoshoottheshtwithplayerswithouttheloomingalabatrossofanupcoming deadline.They’refreetosharestoriesanddevelopa rapportwithaplayerwhichcanbeinvaluablelater.Basically,itmakesareporter’sjobeasier.TheexecutivedirectoroftheNationalBasketballPlayer’sUnion(NBPA),MicheleRoberts,stronglydisagrees.
LeBron James has been the NBA's biggest star and spokesman for a few years now, so it's only fitting he would hold one of the top positions within the National Basketball Players Association. Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report confirmed...Show More Summary
LeBron James will take on a senior position in the players union, serving under NBPA president Chris Paul. LeBron James was elected the vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, putting him second in command to president Chris Paul, according to reports. Show More Summary
The NBA announced today that Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended without pay for a minimum of ten games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Sanders’ suspension will begin on Monday, Jan. 19, when the Bucks host the Toronto Raptors, and will continue until he is in full compliance [...]
The NBA announced today that Larry Sanders of the Milwaukee Bucks has been suspended without pay for a minimum of ten games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Sanders' suspension will begin on Monday, Jan. 19, when the Bucks host the Toronto Raptors, and will continue until he is in full compliance with his treatment program.
NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts today announced that Jordan Schlachter, the Executive Vice President for The Marketing Arm's sports marketing and sponsorship consulting practice, has been appointed as the NBPA's first ever Chief Marketing Officer ("CMO").
I admire Paul Tierstein, MD's honest attempt to create a greatly simplified alternative to the ABMS's Maintenance of Certification® (MOC) program called the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS). I hope he's successful,...Show More Summary
Basketball fans have about 10 more days to help the NBA Players Association design a new logo -- and perhaps win a trip to the All-Star game.
The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is ready to file an appeal on behalf of Charlotte’s Jeff Taylor for the 24-game suspension exacted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for a domestic violence misdemeanor. The NBPA insists...Show More Summary
STATEMENT OF NBPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHELE ROBERTS REGARDING THE SUSPENSION OF JEFF TAYLOR:
It appears the battle lines are already being drawn for the next time the NBA and its Players Association work toward a collective bargaining agreement. League commissioner Adam Silver has swiftly responded after NBPA executive director Michele Roberts questioned the salary cap. In an interview with Pablo S. Show More Summary
This morning, ESPN The Magazine published an interview with new NBPA executive director Michele Roberts, in which she laid out why NBA owners aren't worth shit to the league, and are functionally the most replaceable bodies. This afternoon, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement comprising shifty accounting and brazen non-sequitur. Show More Summary
The NBPA's executive director is bringing the heat on the league. Michele Roberts is bringing the heat in her first year as the National Basketball Players' Association executive director, and her criticism of NBA leadership came out strongly again on Thursday, this time in an interview with ESPN The Magazine's Pablo S. Show More Summary
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement today in response to statements made by NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts to ESPN.com: “We couldn’t disagree more with these statements. The NBA’s success is based on the collective efforts and investments of all of the team owners, the thousands of employees at our teams and arenas, [...]
The new executive director of the National Basketball Player’s Association is settling into the job and, judging by her recent comments, a lot will change when it comes time to talk to owners about a new collective bargaining agreement. Michele Roberts, the first woman chosen to lead a union in the four major North American […]
NBPA executive director Michele Roberts has started setting up the players union's senior management with her first appointments, a group that includes a former president of the NFL Players Association.
Former NFL cornerback and NFL Players Association president Domonique Foxworth is set to cross the sports spectrum to become the chief operating officer of the National Basketball Players Association. Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg News...Show More Summary
Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson has been suspended for the first five games of the 2014-15 regular season for a violation of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, the league announced on Wednesday. The move was first reported by Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post: Hickson's penalty will begin the first game of the season. Show More Summary
The NBA announced today that J.J. Hickson of the Denver Nuggets has been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Hickson's suspension will begin with the first game of the 2014-15 NBA regular season.