NBA superstar LeBron James will open his own museum in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Andre Iguodala is now taking over the leadership of the players’ union.
Also: Cam Thomas will be missing from the Brooklyn Nets for several weeks, there is news about Jamal Murray’s downtime – and Commissioner Adam Silver also has his say.
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NBA – LeBron James opens museum in hometown of Akron
LeBron James is undoubtedly one of the best players in NBA history. In his 21st season in the best basketball league in the world, the 38-year-old is still a top performer for the Los Angeles Lakers and is aiming for his fifth NBA title. Now he wants to tell his story again in detail.
In his hometown of Akron, Ohio, LeBron is opening his own museum on November 25th: “LeBron James’ Home Court” is intended to tell the story of the superstar from his childhood through high school to his NBA stops with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and retell the Lakers.
“It has always been my dream to put Akron on the map,” James said. “To now have a place in my hometown where I can share my story with my fans around the world means a lot to me. I’ve saved a lot of things over the years because I knew the day would come to show them all .”
NBA – Andre Iguodala becomes head of the players’ union
Andre Iguodala recently ended his NBA career after 18 years. The multiple champion has been represented on the board of the players’ union NBPA (“National Basketball Players Association”) with the Golden State Warriors since 2015. Now he will be the union’s managing director, at least for the time being.
The previous managing director Tamika Tremaglio has resigned from her position. In April she signed a new seven-year collective agreement with the league and then already announced her departure. Iguodala will take over on an interim basis, but a formal search for Tremaglio’s successor will show whether he could fill the position permanently.
“Having a former player as general manager of the union is a great thing,” said NBPA President CJ McCollum of the New Orleans Pelicans.
NBA – Cam Thomas will be missing from the Brooklyn Nets for several weeks
Brooklyn Nets shooting star Cam Thomas has injured his left ankle and will be out for at least two weeks. As the Nets said on Thursday, an MRI confirmed the injury. Thomas stepped on PJ Tucker’s foot against the LA Clippers on Wednesday and sprained his ankle.
The 22-year-old is having an outstanding season so far and is averaging almost 27 points. Last year he put up 10.6 points in Brooklyn.
NBA – Jamal Murray is probably out for the rest of November
Jamal Murray will probably not join the NBA champions from Denver again until December. After the point guard suffered a strain in his thigh a few days ago, it was initially unclear how long he would be out. According to ESPN, November is most likely over for the 26-year-old.
Accordingly, the Nuggets would handle Murray’s injury very carefully. His injury would take three to four weeks to heal completely. Denver won the two games without Murray, most recently a close 108:105 over the Golden State Warriors.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces return to Mexico City
On Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic played the NBA’s 32nd guest game in Mexico City since 1992. But that’s far from it, emphasized Commissioner Adam Silver: “The chances are very good that we will next “We’ll be back next year,” he explained. “I don’t know yet if it will be one or two games.” It was a “nightmare” to create the game plan, “but we will definitely come back.”
In addition to Mexico City, the NBA will also play another game in France this season: the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in Paris on January 11th.
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