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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

Adam Silver vs. Michele Boberts: War of words begins over next NBA CBA

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fired back at Michele Roberts, the new leader of the National Basketball Players Association over an ESPN interview, in which she questioned long-held standards governing player-owner relations and intimated that the players would take a stronger stance in the next round of labor negotiations. In an interview with Pablo S. Torre, […]

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

NBA union chief Michele Roberts questions Commissioner Adam Silver’s assertions that one-third of NBA teams are unprofitable

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Recently appointed National Basketball Players Association head Michele Roberts has drawn a line in the proverbial sand. The first woman to lead the organization said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s “cries of poverty” will not deter the NBPA from its plans to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement in 2017, Yahoo Sports reports. She also […]

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

NBA Players Union Director Offended By Maximum Salaries

Here is how National Basketball Players Association executive director Michelle Roberts introduced herself to NBAers at a crucial meeting this summer: “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with […] The post NBA Players Union Director Offended By Maximum Salaries appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBPA makes history with hiring of Michele Roberts

Here’s the Boston Globe reporting on the National Basketball Players Association and their recent news: History was quietly made this week by an organization that desperately needs positive publicity, with Michele Roberts working feverishly...Show More Summary

NBA players union elects new executive director

The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American pro sports union. Roberts received 32 of 36 votes in a process that was completed in the early morning hours of Tuesday. The Washington trial lawyer defeated tech industry CEO Dean Garfield and Dallas [...]

Roberts tabbed as new NBAPA executive director

The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American male sports union.

NBPA Elects Liberal Trial Lawyer as First Woman to Run Major Sports Union

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) elected attorney Michele A. Roberts as its executive director, making her the first woman to run a players' association in a major U.S. sport. Roberts responded after winning the job,...Show More Summary

Michele Roberts becomes first woman to lead a major North American sports union

After nearly 18 months without a permanent executive director, the National Basketball Players Association finally filled the vacancy on Monday with Michele Roberts, a Washington, D.C. trial lawyer. The position, left open by ousted Billy Hunter, makes Roberts the first woman to lead a major sports union in North America, notes ESPN. Show More Summary

NBA players make Michele Roberts first woman to head major sports union

4 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The National Basketball Players Association, the union for NBA players, was seen as a rudderless ship even before previous executive director Billy Hunter stepped down early 2013. So it is an association that has been crying out for a strong leader, and it hopes it got just that in its newest choice: Michele Roberts. Roberts, […]

Commissioner Silver's statement on new NBPA Executive Director

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement about the National Basketball Players Association appointing Michele Roberts as its new Executive Director:

Ex-NBPA adviser gets 18 months in prison for fraud

The founder of an investment firm that handled the National Basketball Players Association's investments and finances has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for a $3 million fraud.

Executive avoids prison in NBA union case

A business executive convicted of charges in her firm's handling of the National Basketball Players Association's investments and finances has been sentenced in New York to six months' house detention.

NBPA VP Roger Mason Backtracks on “LeBron James Boycott” Comments

6 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Yesterday, we told you about the comments made by National Basketball Players Association Vice President Roger Mason during last night’s episode of Jim Rome on Showtime. In case you missed it, here is the question from Jim Rome and the response from Mason, put together in a 20 second clip previewing Wednesday night’s episode: So LeBron James has stated that he […]

NBPA Walks Back Sterling Boycott Statements

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is walking back hints by its Vice President that NBA players could boycott the league if it does not do something definitive about Clippers owner Donald Sterling. On May 14, NBPA vice president Roger Mason Jr. Show More Summary

Roger Mason's Comments About LeBron Boycotting Next Year Were Bullshit

6 months agoSports : Deadspin

So yesterday, we wrote about National Basketball Players Association VP Roger Mason, Jr., who last night appeared on Jim Rome on Showtime and declared quite emphatically that LeBron James was taking The Hard Stance. If Clippers owner Donald Sterling still had the team next year, the face of the league wasn't going to play. Show More Summary

According to Players Union, LeBron Won’t Play Next Year If Sterling Still Owns Clippers (Video)

6 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

According to Roger Mason, junior vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, LeBron James has issued a stern warning to the league: if Donald Sterling is still the owner of the Clippers come next season, he won’t be playing. Mason made this startling claim to Jim Rome, who then used the sound bite in […]

Lebron James Might Refuse to Play if Sterling Still Owns Clippers Next Season

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

"LeBron and I talked about this," Roger Mason, Jr., vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, forcefully told Rome: "He ain't playing if Sterling is still the owner."

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