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National Basketball Retired Players Association

News from the NBRPA


Sunday, January 26, 2020

National Basketball Retired Players Association Chairman Spencer Haywood Statement on the Passing of Kobe Bryant

Spencer Haywood on the passing of Kobe Bryant: "The NBRPA is devastated over the sudden passing of NBA Legends, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter, Gianna. Kobe was a global icon who made an everlasting impact in our league and in professional sports around the world. We send our deepest condolences to his wife, Vanessa, and ...Read More >


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 >


 

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