NBPA Reshuffles Executive Committee at Winter Meeting in the Bahamas

LeBron James may still be the NBA’s King on the court, as his squad’s 178-164 win over Team Giannis in the 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte would suggest. But the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is no longer a leading light on the National Basketball Players Association’s Executive Committee—at least, no longer in an official capacity.

On Monday, the NBPA announced a slew of changes to its leadership. Golden State Warriors sixth man Andre Iguodala, who’s been a vice president in the players' union since February 2013, will take over as the organization’s first vice president, following LeBron’s four-year term. Andre will also assume a seat on the board of the NBPA Foundation.

“I am honored to be chosen by my peers to step into this position and take on a larger responsibility within the NBPA,” he said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing my work with Michele, Chris Paul and the Executive Committee to accomplish the best possible outcomes for the union and our future members.”

The PA also added three younger players—Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks, Bismack Biyombo of the Charlotte Hornets and Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics—to its leadership as vice presidents, with Stephen Curry and Carmelo Anthony ending their three-year terms, and Iguodala moving up positions.

 

Josh Martin is the Editorial Director of CloseUp360. He previously covered the NBA for Bleacher Report and USA Today Sports Media Group, and has written for Yahoo! Sports and Complex. He is also the co-host of the Hollywood Hoops podcast. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.