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 [...]
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.
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
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
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, […]
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement about the National Basketball Players Association appointing Michele Roberts as its new Executive Director:
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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 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 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."
The vice president of the National Basketball Players Association told interviewer Jim Rome that the NBA's marquee player will sit if the NBA's pariah owner doesn't quit. "I was just in the locker room three or four days ago," Derrick Mason Jr. Show More Summary
Roger Mason Jr. has never been an NBA star, but he's important for another reason: Mason is vice-president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBAPA), the labor union that reps NBA players So when he speaks, you'd betterShow More Summary
At minimum, the NBPA would like an indefinite suspension of Sterling to go along with the maximum possible fine. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, on behalf of the National Basketball Players Association, has called on NBA commissioner...Show More Summary
Kevin Johnson has been known as a savior for the Sacramento Kings. Now, he has been designated to be a savior for the National Basketball Players Association union in order to find its next executive President. Check out the video as Ric Bucher has the inside buzz on how Kevin Johnson and his role with the NBPA. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
Responding to criticism of its ongoing selection process to find a new executive director, the National Basketball Players Association announced Monday that former NBA player and current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson would head a retooled search to fill the position no later than the start of the 2014-15 season.
Lamar Odom got some secret visitors yesterday -- two drug counselors who work with the National Basketball Players Association... just hours before he was busted for DUI.Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ... the counselors --…
The National Basketball Players Association needed to find leadership, poise and veteran experience in their search for a new president. Safe to say it sounds like they've found the perfect man for the job: Los Angeles Clippers superstar...Show More Summary