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After previously having the idea of running for president, Miami Heat Superstar LeBron James has decided against running for the National Basketball Player Association according to sources that told ESPN.

What is it that is driving James away from the presidential seat? His availability and time to dedicate to the union. He wants someone who can better focus on the NBPA in that situation.

“I think my voice could be huge in that situation. But I’m not sure I have the time to do it but it’s something I’m going to think about with my team and go from there. But I think we all can agree there’s been a lot of transition in our union in the last couple of years. If it’s not me in that seat then I hope it’s someone who is comfortable with it and can do the job,” said James.

So who could fill the seat since James won’t be? Maybe Jerry Stackhouse who is currently a executive member of the NBPA. He seems to be making a little noise in the Union by saying, “To make that statement about where we are as a union right now (As James said was backwards), he was misinformed.” Or could it end up being team mate James Jones. Jones is as of right now treasurer of Union. Jones seems to want to peruse the position and would have time since he isn’t such a big star.

Even with James not taking the seat, he along with other NBA stars will need to make their voice heard because within the next year there are a couple of potential big decisions that will be made. That will include a new age requirement and drug testing policy change.


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After former NBA all star point guard, Derek Fishers contract as the president of the National Basketball Players Association expired just this summer, the hunt for a new face is on going and could very well be announced as early as this month during the NBAPA meeting out in Los Vegas.
Undoubtedly the best player in the NBA, Lebron James could very well be the new face of the NBAPA. James has stated at union meetings earlier in the year that the NBAPA needs to see some changes in the way the handle things. James who already has all the money, fame and everything else you could get from acquiring this position would obviously only be in it for the actual rights and needs of current and future players. Like fisher tried to do during the NBA lockout, which is actually when James started to pursue an interest in union politics during a few of the owner/player barging meetings.
Union Vice President Chris Paul, of the Los Angeles Clippers is a good friend of James and it seems like a perfect fit for them two to work side by side.
If Lebron does acquire the presidential position he would top the list as the highest income revenue player to hold a position within the union ever.
It’s going to be a big role for James to manage, especially with a lot on his mind with what he’ll end up doing after this season ends, when he has a player option and trying to accomplish a three-peat. He could stay with the dynasty that he has started and built down in Miami or he could take his talents somewhere else. But thats an entire different subject.