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NBA AND NBPA ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER NBA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • October 09, 2020

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2020 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced the NBA Foundation Board of Directors, comprised of eight representatives from the NBA Board of Governors, players and executives from the NBPA and the league office. The Foundation’s Board of Directors will provide strategic direction with respect to programming and grantmaking as well as oversee the organization’s activities, working directly with all 30 NBA teams and their governors to support and facilitate sustainable initiatives in team markets. The inaugural board members are:

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The National Basketball Players Association and Black Players for Change Team Up for Joint PSA

  • October 09, 2020

NEW YORK, NY, October 9, 2020 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) in partnership with Black Players for Change (BPC) released a joint video today, addressing systemic racism and police brutality by calling for change and civic engagement this November. Written and produced by both organizations, the one-minute video signifies the Players’ collective commitment to keep social justice and racial equality at the forefront of the conversation heading into the upcoming election.

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NBPA Launches Broadcaster U. Virtual Game Call Program Powered by SportsCastr

  • October 02, 2020

NEW YORK, NY, October 2, 2020 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and SportsCastr, the live streaming company that lets anyone be a color commentator, star in their own interactive podcast or personalize their sports viewing experience, announced today the launch of the NBPA’s Broadcaster U. Virtual Game Call Program. The Virtual Game Call Program is the latest addition to the NBPA’s Broadcaster U., a pre-existing program that has run for 12 years and is designed for players who are interested in pursuing a career in sports broadcasting. Over the course of this new Program, players will gain valuable experience virtually, learning basic broadcasting techniques and tips from experts and practicing their TV color commentary via a private platform provided by SportsCastr.

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Statement From NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts on Breonna Taylor

  • September 23, 2020

ORLANDO, FL, September 23, 2020 – "Sadly, there was no justice today for Breonna Taylor. Her killing was the result of a string of callous and careless decisions made with a lack of regard for humanity, ultimately resulting in the death of an innocent and beautiful woman with her entire life ahead of her. Our players and I once again extend our deepest sympathies to her family and we vow to continue working in her honor and to always say her name."

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NBPA x Famer

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is excited to announce a new partnership with Famer, the sports coaching and mentorship mobile platform, which will allow professional players, pro skills trainers and grassroots coaches to create and share custom personal training videos and communicate with kids for free.

The new NBPA channel on Famer will feature basketball skills training as well as strength and conditioning workouts and mental performance tips giving athletes the opportunity to learn from and train with the best players and trainers in the world.

Now you can Train with Us from anywhere at The NBPA Training Ground.

HOW TO GET STARTED

Step 1: Download the Famer app to your mobile phone

Step 2: Create your player card and tap on the "Club" icon

Step 3: Select NBPA Training Ground Presented By Spalding

Step 4: Finish creating your player card and select "Famer Play"

Step 5: Select "Begin Training" then begin Training With Us!

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The NBPA celebrates 65 years protecting and supporting the rights and talents of its players.
Learn more about how the union came to be through an interactive historical timeline.

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