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Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at 10:20 am  |  6 responses

LeBron James Says The NBPA is ‘Not In a Good Place Right Now’


Could LeBron James add “President of the National Basketball Players Association” to his ever-growing list of career exploits? He’s clearly been thinking about it, and now, via ESPN, we know why: “LeBron James said the National Basketball Players Association is ‘not in a good place right now’ and that’s why he’s considering running for the union’s vacant presidency. ‘I just think the union is going backwards, and it’s not in a good place right now,’ James said Saturday in an interview with ESPN after an event for his foundation at which he gave away hundreds of bicycles and tablet computers to underprivileged children in his hometown. ‘I think my voice could be huge in that situation.’ … If elected, James would be the most high-profile star to lead the union since Patrick Ewing held the role more than 15 years ago. But with so many demands on his time, James hasn’t decided whether he’ll officially run. The union’s summer meeting is later this month in Las Vegas. ‘I’m not sure I have the time to do it, but it’s something I’m going to think about with my team and go from there,’ James said. ‘But I think we all can agree there’s been a lot of transition in our union in the last couple of years. If it’s not me in that seat then I hope it’s someone who is comfortable with it and can do the job.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    ” If elected, James would be the most high-profile
    star to lead the union since Patrick Ewing held the role more than 15
    years ago.” Lebron is ore high profile than ewing ever was

  • shockexchange

    The fact that the union is not in a good place is beyond The Kang’s control. The number of mediocre players in the L outnumber the good players, and they all have equal say. The mediocre players will also accept any deal the owners offer, regardless of who is PA President. The Kang better focus on “The Rules” and leave this nonsense alone.

  • Ugh

    “the mediocre players will also accept any deal the owners offer”
    Is that the kind of baseless wisdom the shockexchange offers in teaching people how the finance market works? You have no idea how unions work at all, do you?

  • shockexchange

    SE knows that during the past few CBAs, the owners have driven a wedge between the superstar players and the rest. That’s why the Players Association is so weak.

    However, if you really want to learn how financial markets works, read his book ( http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shock-exchange-ralph-w-baker-jr/1112942541?ean=9780988488915 ). You’d be surprised what you might learn.

  • Ugh

    How so? C’mon, explain what that means. Humour me.

    And you’re right. I’d be very surprised.

  • shockexchange

    Ugh, It has been written. If you want the answer grasshopper, quit acting for the Cliff Notes and put the work in.

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