Michele Roberts is keeping the National Basketball Players Association in the game. After giving in to team owners during the 2011 Lockout, it seemed as if the the owners had demonstrated their power over the players. Yet, Roberts, an all-star trial lawyer, wasn’t scared at all. She decided to bring a fight to the NBA through collective bargaining. She has already stood up to the NBA, calling the league’s draft age limit racist and has further committed herself to ensuring that the players will come out on top when the current collective bargaining agreement is revisited in 2017.
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