LeBron James Elected Vice President of Players Union

February 13, 2015 11:33 PM

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LeBron James Elected Vice President of Players Union

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was elected vice president of the National Basketball Players Association Friday, making the league’s top player a public face of its union for the first time in his career with potential labor negotiations looming.

James joins NBPA president Chris Paul, another perennial All-Star, in the union’s leadership positions. The respect they command as basketball players reflects the increasing power of the players union since the last NBA lockout in 2011, which was widely seen as a win for the owners, since the playe...

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