Monday, February 18, 2013
LeBron's voice heard at NBPA meeting
By Nick Borges
The NBPA's executive committee and the 30 player representatives voted to terminate Billy Hunter's contract on Saturday and one of the NBA's biggest names asked a lot of questions. The player was LeBron James.
“Well, it’s our future,” James told Howard Beck of The New York Times on Sunday night. “Our current state as of yesterday wasn’t in the best possible position we can be in. And that’s why Billy Hunter’s duties was relieved. And now we feel comfortable with where we’re at right now. But we got a long way to go.”
According to Beck, a source said James "practically cross-examined” the lawyers who performed the audit. “It was spectacular."
Chris Paul is the lone big-name player who is on the executive committee, so James' presence at the meeting and his involvement in Saturday's proceedings hopefully inspires other top players to become vocal leaders, too, as it would make the NBPA a stronger union.