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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

Michele Roberts’ latest comments illustrate the disturbing public villainization of sports media

National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts took plenty of deserved criticism for her comments last week about media members “standing around” in locker rooms and not asking questions, but she’s since backed...Show More Summary

Michele Roberts explains her controversial comments about the media

The NBA Players Association executive director spoke to SB Nation about her recent comments on appropriate media behavior in the locker room. Last week, Michele Roberts, head of the National Basketball Players Association, was quoted...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

NBA players union foundation hires Deans

Sherrie Deans has been hired as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association Foundation.

Keeping Players Out of Trouble

In a WSJ Live video segment, National Basketball Players Association executive vice president of strategy and development Chrysa Chin joined Moneybeat to discuss how the union prepares players to deal with the modern spotlight, especially at such a young age.

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

4 months agoSports : The Early Lead

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

4 months 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

7 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:

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