1 Updates
NBA: Roger Mason, Jr. To Run For NBPA President
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NBA: Roger Mason, Jr. To Run For NBPA President

Aug 15 2013, 7:27pm CDT | by

NBA guard Roger Mason, Jr. plans to run for NBPA president.

Roger Mason, Jr. as the next NBPA president? USA Today Sports' Jeff Zillgitt reports Mason is a strong candidate to replace Derek Fisher. Mason cites his being with the NBPA for 10 years and...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

48 weeks ago

NBA: Roger Mason, Jr. To Run For NBPA President

Aug 15 2013, 7:27pm CDT | by

NBA guard Roger Mason, Jr. plans to run for NBPA president.

Roger Mason, Jr. as the next NBPA president?

USA Today Sports' Jeff Zillgitt reports Mason is a strong candidate to replace Derek Fisher. Mason cites his being with the NBPA for 10 years and serving as vice president of the executive committee as grounds for his candidacy.

Mason maintains he has no problems associating with people in the NBA, regardless of position - whether it be incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver, MVP LeBron James or a bench warmer.

"What the NBPA needs is someone who is a representative of the majority of our players - somebody who understands where we've been, where we are now and where we need to go and I can humbly say that's me. 

"As an executive committee, we've been pretty quiet, but steadily, we've been rebuilding the PA over the past six months, and we'll have some really exciting news next week after our meeting. As an executive committe, we've been evaluating everything from finances to productivity to player services - the top to the bottom. We've really been leading the charge to rebuild and relaunch the NBPA. We're excited to share our plan next week at the meeting."

The meeting Mason was referring to was with the players' union in Las Vegas, where he will officially declare his candidacy.

James was previously interested in the presidency but informed his Miami Heat teammates and NBPA secretary-treasurer James Jones on August 12 that he won't run anymore due to a very tight schdule. 

Mason is a 10-year NBA veteran who averaged 5.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists with the then-New Orleans Pelicans in 2012-13. 

He is currently a free agent but expects to sign with a new team before next season unfolds. 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Colombian president praises Rodriguez on Real move
Bogota (Colombia), July 23 (IANS) Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has congratulated national football star James Rodriguez on moving to Spanish club Real Madrid.
 
 
Shakhtar Donetsk win Ukraine's Super Cup
Kiev, July 23 (IANS) Two second-half goals have gifted league champions Shakhtar Donetsk a 2-0 victory over cup winners Dynamo Kiev in the Ukrainian Super Cup at Lviv.
 
 
Stoke City sign Bojan from Barcelona
London, July 23 (IANS) English Premier League club Stoke City has announced that the team has signed Spanish striker Bojan Krkic, known as simply "Bojan", from Barcelona.
 
 
Six African teams for Nairobi World Hockey League
Nairobi, July 23 (IANS) Six teams have confirmed participation in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Hockey League Series in Nairobi from Sep 2-7.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Colombian president praises Rodriguez on Real move
Bogota (Colombia), July 23 (IANS) Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has congratulated national football star James Rodriguez on moving to Spanish club Real Madrid. "What pride James Rodriguez!" the president...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ukraine crisis: EU to impose new sanctions
Brussels, July 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has decided to impose new sanctions on people and entities over the on-going crisis in Ukraine. EU's Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton in a meeting in Brussels...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Shakhtar Donetsk win Ukraine's Super Cup
Kiev, July 23 (IANS) Two second-half goals have gifted league champions Shakhtar Donetsk a 2-0 victory over cup winners Dynamo Kiev in the Ukrainian Super Cup at Lviv. Ukrainian forward Olexander Gladkiy broke the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Mexican high school reinstates lesbian teacher
Mexico City, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Education authorities in the Mexican state of Morelos announced that a lesbian teacher will return to classes after accusations against made by parents of her students were dismissed....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) At least 13 militants were killed Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Stoke City sign Bojan from Barcelona
London, July 23 (IANS) English Premier League club Stoke City has announced that the team has signed Spanish striker Bojan Krkic, known as simply "Bojan", from Barcelona. The 23-year-old Bojan, coming up through the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Cheryl Cole's mother approves of husband
Cheryl Cole's mother approves of her new husband. The 'Crazy Stupid Love' singer tied the knot with Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in a secret ceremony earlier this month after less than three months of dating, but the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Katie Price regrets love tattoos
Katie Price regrets having tattoos of her exes' names. The glamour model is haunted by the body art she got while married to ex-husband Peter Andre and in a relationship with ex-fiancé Leandro Penna, but Katie admits...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Emma Stone: Woody Allen keeps scripts 'under wraps'
Emma Stone says Woody Allen ''goes to great lengths'' to keep details of his scripts a secret. 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' actress stars alongside Colin Firth in Allen's upcoming romantic comedy 'Magic in the Moonlight'...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Six African teams for Nairobi World Hockey League
Nairobi, July 23 (IANS) Six teams have confirmed participation in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Hockey League Series in Nairobi from Sep 2-7. The competition will serve as a qualifier for the 2015...
Read more on Sport Balla