Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will lead a new committee created to find the next leader of the National Basketball Association players’ union, a process that will aim to hire an executive director before next season.
The National Basketball Players Association won’t pick a replacement for ousted Executive Director Billy Hunter during All-Star weekend, instead using the midseason break to introduce the finalists to the organization’s leadership, according to Ron Klempner, the union’s acting executive director.
Chris Paul was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers six days after the National Basketball Association rejected a deal that would have sent the All-Star guard to the Los Angeles Lakers, who share a home arena with the Clippers.
Joe Lacob leaped out of his courtside seat as the final shot arched toward the basket. As it swished through for a Golden State victory, the venture capitalist and Warriors owner danced onto the court.