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Chris Paul is starting to put some of his clerical skills as insurance agent Cliff Paul to work.
Paul was elected president of the NBA's players union on Wednesday. Although the NBPA is still without an executive director, having Paul as president has been seen as a boon by many, with Paul perceived as having the intelligence and star power within the NBA to really get things done.
It also doesn't hurt that he gets to follow up the much-maligned Derek Fisher. It appears Paul already has some big plans, according to TMZ.
The gossip outlet reports that, less than two days after being elected, Paul is already consolidating his power to take on the league on a number of issues. Among the issues Paul wants to address are heading off any talks of HGH testing, eliminating flopping fines and banning any more changes to the league's dress code for players.
NBA sources tell TMZ that Paul was elected because players feel he has the bravery necessary to go head-to-head with the NBA, so it'll be interesting to see what Paul can accomplish.
Paul replaces Derek Fisher and gives an organization cloaked in turmoil some much-needed star power at the top.
The vote by NBA player representatives came six months after the union fired Billy Hunter as executive director, a position that remains vacant and follows about 18 months of in-fighting and drama that occurred during the negotiations for the latest collective bargaining agreement. Hunter countered with a wrongful-termination lawsuit in May, accusing Fisher of conspiring with NBA officials during the 2011 lockout.
''It's not about me as president or the first vice president, it's about the players as a whole,'' Paul said in a conference call Wednesday night.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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When Chris Paul was elected as the new president of NBA players union, many expected him to ease into his role slowly before making any big moves or public stances. Apparently that’s not going to be the case. Reports now suggest that Paul is taking his role very seriously and apparently is ready to take on the league in several areas. Paul has already reached out to fellow players...
2013 is shaping up to be the year that Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul took complete control of his life plan.
Paul spun the Clippers coaching carousel, took the lead in getting on the same page with teammate Black Griffin and on Wednesday, Paul was elected as the new president of the NBA’s player’s union.
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The NBAPA was looking for a new president, and they have found one with Chris Paul, who has served as a vice president.
Chris Paul is taking his role as NBPA President very seriously. Even though David Stern is set to be replaced by Adam Silver in February of 2014, Paul isn’t waiting to start making moves according to TMZ. He’s already put together a list of grievances that the NBA must attend to with haste.
Sources say that Paul’s demands include the following:
– Preparing a battle plan to...
Los Angeles Clippers: Why Chris Paul is the Perfect Choice as NBA Player’s Union President
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/HoopStuff…
Chris Paul was elected as the new NBA Player’s Union President, replacing Derek Fisher. Paul is an excellent choice for the position and it is hard to think of a player who could possibly be a better fit.
Chris Paul is one of the most respected...
Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul has been elected president of the NBA players' association.
The vote Wednesday came six months after the players fired Billy Hunter as executive director.
Hunter countered with a wrongful-termination lawsuit in May, accusing Derek Fisher, the former union president, of conspiring with league officials during the 2011 lockout.
A true leader on and off the court.
The NBPA has their first star president since Patrick Ewing’s term ended in 2001, in LA Clippers point guard Chris Paul. There is not much of a surprise here as Paul is a natural leader and has always been involved with the Players’ Union.
Paul was elected Wednesday at the union’s summer meeting in Las Vegas. It isn’t going to be an easy road ahead for Paul who now has...
No surprise here. Chris Paul has always been very involved in the Players’ Union
Congratulations to #thenbpa newest elected President @CP3!!! #nbpa2013
— NBPA (@TheNBPA) August 22, 2013
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