Roberts, NBA writers open discussion over locker room access

NEW YORK (AP) A spokesman for Michele Roberts says the executive director of the NBA Players Association looks forward to further discussing her comments about reporters in the locker room with members of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.

The writers' union released a statement Thursday saying it welcomed the opportunity to meet with Roberts to talk about the issues she raised in an espnW.com column, when she said she often sees reporters just standing around or trying to listen in on her conversations with players, calling it an ''incredible invasion of privacy.''

The PBWA called the suggestion of reporters eavesdropping ''inaccurate'' and said most players and writers ''have positive interactions on a daily basis.''

Roberts spoke with a PBWA official Thursday, the spokesman says, adding that Roberts ''looks forward to having additional dialogue with representatives of the PBWA.''

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.