In the end this was much to do about nothing.
Even though LeBron hinted he would run and said the Players’ Union was not in a good place right now, in the end he decided he didn’t have enough time to focus on it.
After days of careful consideration and research, Miami Heat star LeBron James decided he will not run for president or first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, a person familiar with James’ decision told USA TODAY Sports.
James discussed the role with several people and realized he didn’t want to commit to something he couldn’t focus on 100%, especially at such a critical time for the union, which needs to name a new executive director to replace Billy Hunter as well as vote for a president.
Union leadership wanted James to become president or first vice president and give the NBPA a significant voice with major star power.