By Scooby Axson
August 21, 2013

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul was elected president of the NBPA. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul was elected president of the NBPA. (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has been elected president of the National Basketball Players Association, the NBPA announced Wednesday.

Paul takes over for veteran Derek Fisher, after Miami Heat forward and league MVP LeBron James declined to run for the position.  Fisher's term as president ended in controversy and resulted in the firing of Billy Hunter, the union's executive director during the All-Star Game.

Vice president New Orleans Pelicans guard Roger Mason was also considered to be a strong candidate for the position.

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