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

by August 11, 2013

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.'”