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National Basketball Association

(NBA) US professional body formed in 1949 by the merger of the National Basketball League (NBL) and the Basketball Association of America (BAA).
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Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports confirmed the memo sent by the NBA Players Association (NBAPA):
Mayor Johnson, who represented the NBA Players Association during the discussions between the NBA and the Clippers' owner, said he conducted the panel discussion "to learn and discuss how sports should serve our communities and how we, together, can be agents of change in our cities and with our sports teams.
Having agreed to the NBA constitution and bylaws, I think courts will generally make him adhere to the agreement that he freely entered into," said Jeffrey Kessler, a lawyer who serves as outside council to the NBA Players Association.
The NBA and the NBA Players Association have made a second $250,000 donation toward relief efforts in the Philippines, this time to World Vision.
The dispute between the NBA and NBA Players Association could see the start of the American season delayed by months.
The league has offered the players between 49 and 51 percent of basketball-related income, though NBA Players Association officials claim they have no chance of receiving more than 50.
The NBA Players Association said that the rule changes cause a "stifling of the players' passion.
Our clients include the NBA Players Association, 1199SEIU National Benefit Fund, the National Association of Black Accountants and major nonprofit churches and institutions like the Abyssinian and Canaan Baptist churches and Union Theological Seminary.
The NBA players association is considering an appeal of the seven-game suspensions given to Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson for legal issues.
Association: Player contracts are guaranteed in the NBA, and the collective bargaining agreement with the NBA Players Association requires teams to provide disability insurance to protect the salaries of each of its top six players.
The NBA and the NBA Players Association have also encouraged players as of late to plan financially for the future.
Along with its partners, Reading Is Fundamental, Dell Computers, Scholastic Publishers and DisneyHand, and in conjunction with the NBA Players Association and National Basketball Coaches Association, the NBA opened 23 new Reading and Learning Centers in 2004.