The Charlotte Hornets will now be represented in the National Basketball Players Association with Bismack Biyombo as a Vice President.
On Monday night, it was announced that the Charlotte Hornets‘ center Bismack Biyombo, was elected as a vice president of the National Basketball Players Association. This elected role is a huge honor for Biyombo to receive.
After already serving as a team representative to the NBPA, this elected term for Biyombo will last for three years on the NBPA’s Executive Committee. Biyombo will also be joined by Malcolm Brogdon and Jaylen Brown at the Vice President role.
With this election, Biyombo, Brogdon, and Brown will be replacing Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala whose 3-year terms have expired. The NBPA stated that ” these players have all shown a great commitment to the union since they arrived in the league.”
It’s nice to know that Biyombo has been consistently committed to the NBPA ever since he came into the league. This level of commitment says a lot about who he is as a person and basketball player.
Biyombo was drafted by the Hornets in the 2011 NBA Draft, and he spent four years in Charlotte. He then spent one season with the Toronto Raptors, and two with the Orlando Magic before getting traded back to Charlotte this year.
This season, Biyombo is averaging 4.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Charlotte Hornets. He has appeared in thirty-one games this season, while also starting in seventeen of them.
A lot of Biyombo’s playing time this season came because of the injury that Cody Zeller was recovering from during the month of January. It is also clear that he may continue to get more playing time following the All-Star break because of his play.
Biyombo will represent the Charlotte Hornets well in the NBPA and should have a nice role with the team for the rest of the year. The question remains though, will this newfound elected position motivate Biyombo to work even harder this season?