Nigerian-born basketball star, Andre Iguodala of Golden State Warriors has been elected to replace NBA legend, LeBron James as first vice president of USA’s National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
Iguodala, who has been a vice president on the NBPA executive committee since 2013, moves into his new role after James’ four-year term expired.
Same day, Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon, Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown and Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo were elected VPs on the executive committee, replacing free agent Carmelo Anthony, Warriors guard Steph Curry and Iguodala. All three’s terms expired. All newly elected officials begin serving immediately.
The remaining NBPA executive committee leadership consists of San Antonio Spurs big man Pau Gasol, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum and Los Angeles Clippers guard Garrett Temple (all VPs), as well as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver, who is the committee secretary-treasurer.
Iguodala declared: “I am honored to be chosen by my peers to step into this position and take on a larger responsibility within the NBPA.
“I look forward to continuing with (NBPA executive director) Michele (Roberts), Chris Paul and the Executive Committee to accomplish the best possible outcomes for the union and our future members.”