Los Angeles Clippers point guaruard Chris Paul has been elected as the President of the National Basketball Players Association. Paul was elected NBPA president on Wednesday at the union’s summer meeting in Las Vegas.
”It’s not about me as president or the first vice president, it’s about the players as a whole,” Paul stated in a conference call on the subject (quote courtesy of the AP).
Paul, who was previously an NBPA vice president, is now in charge of getting things back together after a year of controversy, most specifically the lockout that wiped away half of the 2012-13 NBA season. According to TMZ Paul’s current to-do list will be dealing with the HGH-testing talks, banning flopping fines (this is no coincidence) and banning charges because of the league-wide dress conde.
Paul will be replacing Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher who was the former NBPA president.
Come February 14 David Stern will finally step down as league commissioner, a job he’s held since his inaugural season in 1984. Deputy. Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver will replace Stern as the league’s commissioner.
Paul is known to be very “presidential” playing golf and basketball with the US President Barack Obama earlier this year and in 2012.
Clippers shooting guard Willie Green has also been voted to the executive committee and Roger Mason jr. has been elected as the groups Vice-President.