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The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is a labor union that represents National Basketball Association (NBA) players. It was founded in 1954, making it the oldest trade union of the four major North American professional sports leagues. However, the NBPA did not get recognition by NBA team owners until ten years later. Its offices are located in the historic Park and Tilford Building in New York City. It was briefly a trade association after dissolving as a union during the 2011 NBA lockout.
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Report: Some players apprehensive of NBA's returnThe NBA and NBPA approved a 22-team return-to-play plan last week, but it appears there are players who are unhappy they weren't given a chance to vote on the matter, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo..
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'Virus in complete control': Thunder's Chris Paul navigates questions about NBA's futureChris Paul, the president of the National Basketball Players Association, said players will have input in how and when the NBA eventually restarts.
Thunder's Chris Paul discusses NBPA's talks with league office on salvaging NBA seasonChris Paul discussed what the NBPA is doing amid the coronavirus pandemic and their talks with the league about salvaging the NBA season.
NBPA executive director Michele Roberts: 'A whole lot of us are going to test positive'The leader of the NBA's players union is briefing players daily on COVID-19 and preparing them for financial ramifications if games don't resume.
NBA, NBPA warns players in memo about contact with fans as coronavirus spreads in U.S.The league and the union are advising players to avoid high-fiving fans and taking items such as pens to sign autographs. Fist bumping is recommended.
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