What We Do

The NBPA represents all NBA players in many ways, including by:

  • Negotiating the terms of a collective bargaining agreement ("CBA") with the NBA, which governs all aspects of players' employment.
  • Ensuring that the NBA and its teams meet their obligations under the CBA.
  • Certifying, regulating and educating player agents.
  • Providing a full range of services, benefits and assistance through its own focused NBPA department, Player Services.
  • Monitoring and negotiating the administration of retirement and insurance benefits.
  • Providing on-staff security professionals to help with proprietary or sensitive matters.
  • Assisting charity and community organizations.
  • Promoting the positive image and reputation of NBA players, on and off the court.

Throughout the span of a player’s career, there are a number of instances when the NBPA’s services will prove necessary. Available to address player concerns seven days a week, 365 days a year, the NBPA is accessible to aggressively protect player rights and interests. Indeed, almost every player calls upon the NBPA at some point in his career to:

  • Obtain expert legal advice and/or representation in a dispute.
  • Receive salary and pertinent information to assist in individual contract negotiations.
  • File a grievance.
  • Appeal a fine or suspension.
  • Help resolve player/agent disputes.
  • Protect medical benefits and other rights.