Lebron James Thinks the Player’s Union Needs A New Leader

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(AKRON, Ohio) -- Miami Heat forward Lebron James is arguably the best player in the NBA, and now he's trying to impact the game off the court as well. James is strongly considering running for President of the NBA Player's Union because he thinks there needs to be a new direction.

"I just think the union is going backwards, and it's not in a good place right now," James told ESPN.

"I'm not sure I have the time to do it, but it's something I'm going to think about with my team and go from there," James added. "But I think we all can agree there's been a lot of transition in our union in the last couple years. If it's not me in that seat then I hope it's someone who is comfortable with it and can do the job."

James is referring to the issues the Union has faced in recent years under former Executive Director Billy Hunter. When a new collective bargaining agreement was made in 2011, Hunter received criticism for giving the owners significant revenue as well as Hunter's use of union funds that ultimately led to his dismissal.

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