Chris Paul re-elected as NBPA president, will start new term immediately
The NBPA recently held their elections to name the players who will represent them. Once again, All-Star star point guard Chris Paul has been elected as president and will begin his second term immediately. He will hold the position until the summer of 2021.
Chris Paul was re-elected to a new term as President of the National Basketball Players Association today in New York City.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 23, 2017
Paul is well-respected throughout the league not only for his stellar play throughout his career, but also for doing a good job representing his fellow players. He released a statement, via NBPA.com, where he said he felt humbled being given the trust to hold his position again. He then added that’s there’s more work for him in the future to make sure all players, past and present, will be taken cared of.
“I’m humbled that my fellow players have voted to have me continue as President of the NBPA. We’ve accomplished a lot these past few years, most notably successfully negotiating a new CBA while avoiding being locked out. But there’s more work to be done. I look forward to helping new players understand and embrace everything the PA does for them, and working to create new opportunities for our players both on and off the court.”
His past term was considered a huge success as he was one of the main reasons why a new CBA was completed without having a lockout between the NBPA and the NBA. Paul will now be assisted by newly-elected vice president Garrett Temple of the Sacramento Kings.