LeBron: Union prioritizes help for retired players in talks

BY foxsports • October 13, 2016

NBA players are pushing for more money in the next collective bargaining agreement - for the players who came before them.

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, vice president of the NBPA's executive committee, told The Associated Press on Thursday the union has made getting aid for retired players a priority in their talks with NBA owners on a new deal.

The NBA and its players have agreed that the next CBA will include new league-funded programs to help retired players with education and medical expenses, four people with knowledge of the situation told the AP. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because talks are ongoing.

In exchange for those programs, and pending full approval from both sides, the split of basketball-related income would remain the same ''50-50'' deal as it is in the current agreement.


AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Independence, Ohio, contributed to this report.

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