Steve Blake part of NBAPA executive committee

As he heads into the final contract of his season with the Lakers, Steve Blake will try to show his value beyond staying healthy and living up to Mike D’Antoni’s belief that he’s an ideal fit for his system.

He’ll also be part of the NBAPA executive committee as vice president.


Meanwhile, the players union met in Las Vegas and voted Clippers star Chris Paul as president to replace former Lakers guard Derek Fisher, whose term expired. Free agent Roger Mason was named vice president, while Blake joins Charlotte Bobcats forward Anthony Tolliver as the two new vice presidents. The NBAPA is still looking to replace former executive director Billy Hunter.

Blake has had heavy involvement with the NBA’s players union already. He’s served as the player’s union representative during his three years with the Lakers, including during the 2011 NBA lockout.


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