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Volume 23 No. 18
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No. 28 — Michele Roberts

Photo: espn images
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Michele Roberts

Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association
Change from 2018: +1

Roberts leads the union representing some of the world’s most recognized and highest-paid athletes and has presided over the growth of big-figure contracts in recent years — there were 19 nine-figure contracts signed this year, a record for all sports leagues. The NBA and the union, whose labor deal expires after the 2023-24 season, have recently discussed lowering the draft age to 18.