The state of the National Basketball Players’ Association, as some—like Miami Heat star LeBron James—see it, is in disarray and in need of new leadership. Others, like Jerry Stackhouse—who serves as first vice-president on the executive committee, believe that the committee is making strides to correct things from within.
Nevertheless, the end of Derek Fisher’s tenure as union president leaves the committee in need of a new leader.
Until only days ago, King James was considering making a run at the union throne. He has officially bowed out, however a new candidate has stepped forward.