Players association director Michele Roberts revealed that the NBPA and NBA are creating a mental wellness program for players.
In an interview with SB Nation’s Paul Flannery, Roberts called it “a shame” that mental wellness in the NBA has been overlooked.
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“One of the things we negotiated in the most recent collective bargaining agreement was that the league, together with the union, would devote resources to a mental wellness program.
“It’s in the early stages. We’ve made one hire. We’re in the process of hiring a director. I hoped that we’d have everything up and running by All-Star. Clearly we haven’t, but we want to make sure we get the right staff so that this is the success it needs to be.
“We’re working on it, but it’s a shame that this hasn’t been given attention a long, long time ago.