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NBA And Union For Players Agree To Testing For HGH Beginning With 2015-16 Season

The NBA and NBPA announce that testing for human-growth hormone (hGH) will begin next season.

NBA, NBPA to introduce HGH testing into anti-drug program

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) will commence under the league's anti-drug program, effective with the 2015-16 NBA season.

Thabo Sefolosha arrest, injury prompt investigations into NYPD actions by NBA, NBPA

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The NBA and the NBA players’ union are seeking more information on the early-morning nightclub incident in which Thabo Sefolosha suffered a broken leg that will sideline him the rest of the season. Videos shot by witnesses and obtained by TMZ appear to show five New York City police officers wrestling Sefolosha to the pavement […]

John Wall Worried That ‘Pride and Ego’ Will Ruin Player Votes on Awards

The NBPA is creating its own set of awards, with NBA players voting for their peers, but not everyone is thrilled with the idea of the “Players Choice Awards”. While The post John Wall Worried That ‘Pride and Ego’ Will Ruin Player Votes on Awards appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Players Will Vote On Their Own Awards

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

According to USA Today, the NBPA will vote on a series of end-of-season awards, including MVP and Man of the Year, presumably out of an abiding hatred of basketball reporters. Read more...

NBA Says Players Union Disagrees With ‘Smoothing’ Salary Cap Increase

The NBA’s $24 billion media rights deal will push the salary cap up rather dramatically, something the League would like to control through “smoothing”. The NBPA isn’t trying to hear The post NBA Says Players Union Disagrees With ‘Smoothing’ Salary Cap Increase appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBPA to Seek Lower Age Limit: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Michele Roberts, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, has made no secret about her feelings regarding the NBA's age limit on incoming rookies. Now the union's general counsel, Gary Kohlman, is attacking the rule. Show More Summary

NBA Players Association attorney says age limit is racially biased

The NBPA's general counsel suggested the current NBA's age limit -- and any increases that may come in the future -- is hypocritical and wouldn't be in place if the league was majority white. The NBA age minimum is sure to be a contentious point in the next NBA labor negotiations. Show More Summary

NBPA attorney: Union anticipates clash on age limit

An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday that the association will want players to again have the age limit for going pro lowered in the next round of collective bargaining.

NBPA head Michele Roberts misunderstands media with her comments

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

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

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

3 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

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