INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL UNIONS
ISSUE STATEMENT SUPPORTING JASON COLLINS
NBPA Hosts First-Ever Meeting of Global Alliance of Basketball Player Associations
New York, NY (May 2, 2013)— The UNI Sport Pro Global Alliance of Basketball Player Associations, which was created to protect and promote the rights and common interests of professional basketball players worldwide, released a statement today regarding Jason Collins:
“The Global Alliance of Basketball Player Associations supports Jason Collins and applauds his recent announcement. During the group’s inaugural meeting, held at the NBPA’s New York City offices, representatives from basketball associations from Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy and Spain reiterated their commitment to the equal treatment of all players, regardless of their background, religion, gender, national origin or sexual orientation.”
The three-day meeting kicked off on May Day (May 1), otherwise known as International Workers’ Day, and is focused on preserving and advancing pro basketball players’ rights worldwide.
UNI Sport Pro is sector of UNI Global Union, which represents more than 100 player associations from numerous sports worldwide.