Clippers’ Chris Paul Elected NBPA President
The National Basketball Players Association has a star as its new president.
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul was elected NBPA president on Wednesday at the union’s summer meeting in Las Vegas, a person familiar with the vote told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until the announcement was made official.
Paul, who was previously an NBPA vice president, now is charged with putting the players’ union in the right direction after approximately 18 months of instability and turmoil.
Paul replaces Derek Fisher, whose tenure ends in a shroud of controversy that resulted in the February firing of Billy Hunter, the union’s longtime executive director, and lawsuits, including Hunter’s lawsuit against the NBPA and Fisher in Los Angeles County Superior Court.