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National Basketball Retired Players Association

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Statement Regarding the Passing of NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern

NEW YORK, Jan. 1, 2020 – NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern passed away this afternoon as a result of the brain hemorrhage he suffered approximately three weeks ago.  His wife, Dianne, and their family were with him at his bedside. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement: “For 22 years, I had a courtside seat ...Read More >


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

NBRPA Chairman of the Board Spencer Haywood Statement on the Passing of NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern

CHICAGO, Jan. 1, 2020 - The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) mourns the loss of NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern. During his 30-year tenure as commissioner, Stern transformed the NBA into a global brand becoming the first American sports league to thrive internationally. NBRPA Chairman of the Board Spencer Haywood released the following ...Read More >


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Carmelo Anthony, TyRone Brown and Dawn Staley Named Winners of 2019 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award

Hall of Fame Recognizes Leaders in Basketball for Humanitarian Efforts LAS VEGAS, NV (July 11, 2019) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced this evening from NBA Summer League in Las Vegas the winners of the 2019 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award. They are nine-time NBA All-Star, Baltimore native and community activist Carmelo ...Read More >


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Homecoming: Juwan Howard brings NBA swagger to Michigan

by Caleb Friedman Juwan Howard stands at the podium, taking a deep breath as those in the room applaud and cheer. About to speak, he stops. He bows his head and covers his eyes before they begin to swell with tears – tears that embody the emotion Howard feels in this punctuating moment for what ...Read More >


 

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