The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) today announced the launch of the Legends HBCU Scholarship – a scholarship fund and scholars program for undergraduate students attending HBCUs across the country. Continue reading →.
Legends Care is an initiative of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) that positively impacts communities and youth through basketball. NBRPA Legends give back through clinics, mentoring, charitable outreach and other grassroots initiatives in the United States and abroad with the goal of educating, inspiring and keeping youth active, healthy and safe.
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THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL RETIRED PLAYERS ASSOCIATION. Founded in 1992 by NBA Legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson, the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is a non-profit association comprised of former professional basketball players of the NBA, ABA, WNBA, and Harlem Globetrotters. We are the only alumni association of its kind supported directly by the NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
Fat Lever, selected by the Portland Trail Blazers as the 11th pick in the 1982 NBA draft out of Arizona State, joins the National Basketball Retired Players Association as president of the Phoenix chapter. Among Lever's career achievements were making two NBA All-Star teams, an All-NBA Second Team in 1987, and an All-Defensive Second Team in 1988. Lever played with the Portland Trail Blazers from 1982-84, Denver Nuggets from 1984-90 and Dallas Mavericks from 1990-94.
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About Us. The Legends of Basketball, Phoenix Chapter is the Phoenix Branch of The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA). The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by NBA Legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. This non-profit association comprised of former professional basketball players of the NBA, ABA, WNBA, and Harlem Globetrotters is the only alumni association of its kind supported directly by the NBA and National Basketball Players.
Magic Johnson, the now retired American basketball player was one of the most powerful players of the 1980s and led NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers to five championships during his thirteen years career. His real name is Earvin Johnson and he earned his nickname Magic during his high school days.
UVA has played men’s basketball since 1905-06. The other former Cavaliers whose numbers have been retired are Jeff Lamp (3), Barry Parkhill (40), Ralph Sampson (50), Sean Singletary (44), Bryant Stith (20), Wally Walker (41) and Buzzy Wilkinson (14). Their numbers and Brogdon’s No. 15 will not be worn again.
O'Neal was the last to be active in the NBA, retiring at the end of the 2010–11 season. All of the selected players have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Lenny Wilkens was the only member of the players list to have been selected as a member of the coaches list.
Shaquille O'Neal had his #34 retired by the Lakers, and his #32 by the Heat. Oscar Robertson had his #14 retired by the Kings, and his #1 by the Bucks. Jerry Sloan had his #4 retired by the Bulls, and his #1,223 (victories with the team) by the Jazz. Nate Thurmond's #42 was retired by both the Warriors and Cavaliers.