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🏆NBPA #PlayersVoice Awards 🏆
Hosted by @chrisbosh

11-Time All-Star to Reveal Awards Via Social Media

NEW YORK, August 17, 2017 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that 2017 Players Voice Awards will be revealed exclusively via social media tomorrow beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.

The Players Voice Awards are voted on solely by NBA players and feature many unique categories – Best Dressed, Hardest to Guard, Player You Secretly Wish Was on Your Team, Clutch Performer and Best Social Media Follow – in addition to MVP, Best Rookie, Best Defender and many others.
Importantly, there are awards that recognize icons of the game -- the player who has the most Global Impact and the Most Influential Veteran.

The awards and videos will be revealed via @theNBPA on Twitter, and NBPA.com will curate all of the content throughout the day.  Fans can follow along using the hashtag #PlayersVoice.

#NBPAHomeCourt

Rookies checking out their new home at @thenbpa HQ during the Rookie Transition Program.

From August 11-13, @rudygay hosted the inaugural Rudy Gay #Flight22Classic at the Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk in Baltimore, Maryland. The three-day tournament benefitted Gay’s Flight 22 Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children, and featured over 40 youth teams from the east coast. Players ranging from 10 to 17 years old participated in the event and were split up into six different divisions.

At the event, Gay and his foundation also recognized leaders and organizations who are making a positive impact on the Baltimore community. Among those honored were the L2 Family Foundation, Baltimore Curriculum Project, and Mothers of Murdered Sons

When #NBPACamp falls on your birthday.
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@andredrummondd vs celebrity guest Justin Bartha. #NBPACamp #PlayAsOne

Day 3️⃣: 🔋Energy Check ✅ with Andre Drummond.

#NBPACamp #PlayAsOne

#TobiasTuesdays at the 1️⃣st #NBPACamp

(not so) Friendly game of knockout 🥊with @tobiasharris. #NBPACamp #PlayAsOne

Summer is in session.

Views from the 1️⃣st #NBPACamp. #PlayAsOne

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SOS Children's Village 🇿🇦

Lenasia, South Africa 🇿🇦

We work. 🇿🇦
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Approx. 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ volunteers from the 🏀family helped build the 10 homes for the people in Lenasia, South Africa.

Bigger than basketball 🇿🇦
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The NBPA and NBA join forces with @habitatforhumanity to build 10 homes in Lenasia, South Africa.

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The give back #BWBAfrica

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"To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela

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"To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela

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"To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela

5️⃣ DAYS UNTIL NBPA SUMMER 🏀 CAMP!

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Pitch Day.
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Day 3️⃣: After two days of business, entrepreneurship, and franchising boot camp, players had the opportunity to pitch their original business proposals to a panel of business consultants. #NBPABusiness

Player to Player
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On the second day of the #NBPABusiness, Entrepreneurship & Franchising Symposium, players heard from a former player panel consisting of @imisiahthomas, Bobby Simmons (@succezz_) and Albert King. Each spoke about their specific experiences with business and franchising. #PrepareToPitch #LifeAfterBasketball

Building a Business
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The #NBPABusiness, Entrepreneurship & Franchising Symposium got started Wednesday at NBPA headquarters. The program focuses on teaching players about what makes business and franchising opportunities attractive and how such opportunities can be designed and made a reality. Players learned about entrepreneurship and the importance of team-building and began creating a financial plan with their teams.
#PrepareToPitch #LifeAfterBasketball

All-Around Growth
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At the start of July, @paugasol worked with over 330 kids during the @paugasolacademy in Spain. The week-long camp featured three different sections that each catered to a specific group: the standard Pau Gasol Academy, Rising Stars and Special Olympics.

The #Spurs big man: "I am very proud to see Pau Gasol Academy has become a reference camp. Year after year, the amount of people coming from abroad increases and we've reached a record number of participants in 2017. Also, the inclusion of new branches, such as Rising Stars (young people with potential to become professional players) and Special Olympics (addressed to people with mental disabilities) is also a significant advance in efforts to build an inclusive project." #PauGasolAcademy

Build It and They Will Ball.
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For the second year in a row, the NBPA Foundation provided a matching grant to the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation to support its "Build It and They Will Ball" renovation initiative. This year's recipient of the NBPA Foundation and KDFC's efforts is the East Side Community School located in the Lower East Side of NYC.

🇮🇹NBPA Hosts First-Ever International Business Academy in Milan 🇮🇹
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At the end of June, 10 NBA players traveled to Milan, Italy, for the NBPA's newly developed International Business Academy. In partnership with the SDA Bocconi School of Management, the NBPA created the three-day program, which lasted from June 26-28, to help players focus on branding in the global economy.
Player host @danilogallogallinari and his NBA peers — @ajincaalexis, Wilson Chandler (@illwil21), @jordanclarksons, @diawboris, @jeramigrant, Gary Harris (@thats_g_), @bobimarjanovic13, Nikola Vucevic, and former player @ronnyturiaf — were the participants in the inaugural IBA. During the trip, players took classes from @sda_bocconi professors, visited top companies like Stone Island and Ferrari and networked with top people from high-end brands.

Summer Supplies ✔️
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NBPA Summer Basketball Camp
📍NYC
🗓Aug 7-11

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