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Chris Paul Elected New Union President

Posted By Blake Bass On August 22, 2013 @ 8:29 AM In NBA | No Comments

Clippers_Chris_Paul_2013 [1]Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul became the highest profile player in more than a decade to head the National Basketball Players Association, as he was elected president Wednesday after a two-day meeting in Las Vegas.

Paul, a vice president on the union’s executive board for the past four years, is the biggest star to lead the group since Patrick Ewing in 2001. He begins his 18-month term replacing Derek Fisher, who had been president since 2006, with the NBPA in turmoil after 18 months of in-fighting, firings and lawsuits.

The move came as somewhat of a surprise as free agent Roger Mason had been the only candidate who announced publicly he intended to run for Fisher’s position. Mason was elected as first vice president.

Source: ESPN [2]

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