CJ McCollum elected as Chris Paul's successor as National Basketball Player's Association President

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CJ McCollum elected as Chris Paul's successor as NBPA President originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been named the new President of the National Basketball Player's Association, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

Marc Stein first floated CJ's name as a potential successor for Chris Paul, who decided to not run for a third term.

In March 2021, McCollum was re-elected as a Vice President during a Board of NBPA Player Representatives meeting, as announced by the organization.

His three-year term will began immediately and will expire in 2024. 

"Having CJ and Garrett [Temple] back for another 3 years is exciting - they have been invaluable, particularly during these most recent trying times," said NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts.

McCollum was originally named Vice President on February 16th, 2018 joining LeBron James (First Vice President), Andre Iguodala, Anthony Tolliver, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Garrett Temple and Pau Gasol as the vice presidents of the executive committee at the time. 

Now, he's joined by Andre Iguodala (First Vice President), Harrison Barnes (Secretary-Treasurer), Garrett Temple, Bismack Biyombo, Malcolm Brogden, Jaylen Brown, and Kyrie Irving. 

The NBPA says it "advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the filing of grievances on behalf of the players, or counseling players on benefits, educational and post-NBA career opportunities." 

Congrats CJ!