HoopsHype Roger Mason rumors
Marc J. Spears: NBPA VP Roger Mason tells Y: "Met with (NBA commish) Adam (Silver) today, the league is clear in its constituition that they can force a sale. We wil sit back until June 3rd to see how this unfolds." Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo
Roger Mason: My bad if I was not clear.LBJ never said anything about boycotting.He's a friend and I would never want to imply something he didn't say. The bottom line is that our commissioner,team owners,fans, players, and the world all agree that there is no place for racism in our league. Twitter @MoneyMase
Don't be surprised if Miami Heat star LeBron James distances himself from comments made by former teammate Roger Mason, who indicated in a TV interview that James would lead a boycott if Donald Sterling still owned the Los Angeles Clippers at the start of the 2014-15 season. Mason, the National Basketball Players Association first vice president, told Showtime's Jim Rome, "If it's not handled by ... the start of next season, I don't see how we're playing basketball. I was just in the locker room with LeBron. At the end of the day, you know we have leaders, we have player reps, we've got executive committee members. ... Leaders of the teams, they're all saying the same thing: 'If this man is still in place, we ain't playing.' " USA Today Sports
Jared Zwerling: Roger Mason Jr. also told me the player union's priority at this point is to find a new executive director by the start of next season. Mason: "Somebody who can look directly across from Adam Silver & be just as smart, just as innovative & bring more to the table than him." Twitter @JaredZwerling
The National Basketball Players Association plans to elect an executive director before the start of a new NBA season, NBPA vice president Roger Mason Jr. said last week. In addition to looking at new candidates, Mason said the association will review previously eliminated candidates. The plan would be to interview three or four finalists for the top job at its annual meeting in July. Sports Business Daily
Roger Mason, who is a free agent but remains vice president for the National Basketball Players Association, said players were prepared to boycott all playoff games if Silver had not taken the dramatic steps he did against Sterling, banning the owner from the NBA for life and forcing him to sell the team. "I heard from our players and all of our players felt like boycotting the games tonight. We're talking about all NBA players. We're talking about the playoff games tonight," Mason said. "This wasn't just about the Clippers. All teams would have been prepared if (the punishment wasn't strong enough)." USA Today Sports
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