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NBPA head Michele Roberts misunderstands media with her comments

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

NBPA Executive Director, Michele Roberts, Says Locker Room Access For Media Is An “Incredible Invasion Of Privacy”

last weekSports : With Leather

Foralotofbeatreporters,pregamelockerroomaccessibillityisoneoftheonlytimestoshoottheshtwithplayerswithouttheloomingalabatrossofanupcoming deadline.They’refreetosharestoriesanddevelopa rapportwithaplayerwhichcanbeinvaluablelater.Basically,itmakesareporter’sjobeasier.TheexecutivedirectoroftheNationalBasketballPlayer’sUnion(NBPA),MicheleRoberts,stronglydisagrees.

LeBron James Elected Vice President of NBPA

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 elected NBPA vice president, per reports

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

Larry Sanders suspended at least 10 games for violating NBA Anti-Drug Program

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 [...]

Bucks' Sanders suspended minimum of 10 games

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 appoints Schlachter as first ever Chief Marketing Officer

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").

Some Thoughts on the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

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

NBPA accepting entries for logo contest; All-Star trip prize

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.

NBA Players Union: 'Silver Rewrites Rules' in Domestic Violence Suspension

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

Union says suspension for Taylor excessive

STATEMENT OF NBPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHELE ROBERTS REGARDING THE SUSPENSION OF JEFF TAYLOR:

Adam Silver Responds to NBPA Executive Michele Roberts' Salary-Cap Comments

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

Adam Silver Responds To NBA Union By Writing Random Words

4 months agoSports : Deadspin

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

NBA fires back after Michele Roberts calls salary cap 'un-American'

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

Adam Silver issues statement in response to NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts

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, [...]

NBPA leader Michele Roberts reminds owners that they’re expendable, players are not

4 months agoSports : The Early Lead

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 director announces union management changes

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.

Ex-NFL Player Domonique Foxworth Reportedly Set to Be Named COO of NBPA

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

JJ Hickson Suspended 5 Games: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

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

Nuggets' Hickson to serve five-game suspension

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.

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