Professional Basketball Unions Turn to SportsBlog For Official Player-Only Apps

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Secure Mobile App Now Serving As The Information Hub, Primary Communication Vehicle For Leadership & Members

NBA, WNBA and Retired NBA Players all use the App to stay connected with their Players Associations

Developed and refined with input from athletes and unions over the last several years, the player-specific Apps are allowing organization leadership to stay connected with their members in ways that were not possible before.

SportsBlog.com – the leading sports publishing platform for both fans and professional athletes – announced today that it now powers the official Player Apps for all three of the major professional basketball unions in the U.S.: The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) and the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA).

Developed and refined with input from athletes and unions over the last several years, the player-specific Apps are allowing organization leadership to stay connected with their members in ways that were not possible before. Through push notifications, player polling, video bulletins, direct contact to staff and more, members are staying updated on their Associations’ news and happenings more efficiently than ever before. "Our deployment of the NBPA app across iOS and Android platforms enables our union office to communicate anytime, anywhere directly with our players," said Nicholas Daniel-Richards, NBPA Chief Digital Officer. "Having the ability to access information securely through our mobile platform helps simplify sharing with members wherever they are."

In addition to the communication features, the Apps also allow players to post text, video and photos directly to their personal blogs on SportsBlog.com. A number of current and former professional basketball players have active blogs on the site, including Jason Thompson, Charlie Villanueva, Nazr Mohammed, Tamika Catchings, Cappie Pondexter, Reshanda Gray, Ruth Riley, Tim Hardaway, Sam Perkins, Dave Cowens, Spencer Haywood, Len Elmore, Jim McIlvaine and many others. In total, more than 1,000 athletes have blogged with SportsBlog, including current and former players from the NBA, WNBA, NFL and MLB.

“With our unique blogging services at their fingertips, these important organizations are offering their members a new voice. Whether they are looking to connect with fans, take control of their brand, hone their journalism skills, or simply express their opinion on everything from basketball to politics, there is no better platform than SportsBlog. We are hyper-focused on innovating to develop new ways to empower athletes, media members and the everyday fan to find their voice and join in on the national sports conversation,” said Kevin April, SportsBlog COO.

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