Membership

The NBRPA’s membership includes 42 of the most iconic players in NBA history. Membership in our Association has grown more than 15 percent in the past 12 months. Some of the latest additions to our growing membership include Michael Jordan, Alonzo Mourning, Yao Ming, Antoine Walker, Kenny Smith and Jay Williams.

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BECOME A MEMBER  

NBA'S LICENSING PROGRAM
Free

  • Includes the potential to receive royalties for the use of name and likeness in accordance with the NBA’s Licensing Program
  • Access to NBRPA paid appearances
  • Access to NBPA health insurance*only former NBA players with 3+ years of service time qualify
  • Subscriptions to all NBRPA newsletters and pertinent communication on player benefits

GOLD
$250   Annual Membership
INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN THE NBA’S LICENSING PROGRAM PLUS

  • Access to coaching opportunities through Full Court Press: Prep for Success Program
  • Access to NBRPA events at NBA All-Star Weekend(Access to Legends Brunch, access to hotel accommodations, access to purchase games tickets)
  • Hotel accommodations at Legends Conference
  • Access to apply for the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund and the Earl Lloyd Scholarship Fund
  • Access to apply for NBRPA Member Grant Programs∙Access to NBA’s Player Development Programs

PLATINUM
$3500   Lifetime Membership
INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN THE GOLD MEMBERSHIP PLUS

  • Priority arrangements for All-Star Weekend
  • Ability to book additional hotel nights and purchase tickets for Annual Legends Press Conference and All-Star week
  • First consideration for goodwill mission abroad opportunities

Note: Alums 70+ years of age can be members FREE of charge.

PLATINUM INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Current and past annual members are awarded weighted credits toward Platinum lifetime membership based on past payment of annual membership dues.

10% Platinum Membership Credit – Each Annual member of 1 – 2 years who has been current and up to date with their membership (no drop-off period) will receive a 10% ($350.00) credit towards Platinum membership; reducing their cost to $3,150.00

20% Platinum Membership Credit – Each Annual member of 3 – 4 years who has been current and up to date with their membership (no drop-off period) will receive a 20% ($700.00) credit towards Platinum membership; reducing their cost to $2,800.00

35% Platinum Membership Credit – Each Annual member of 5 – 9 years who has been current and up to date with their membership (no drop-off period) will receive a 35% ($1,225.00) credit towards Platinum membership; reducing their cost to $2,275.00

50% Platinum Membership Credit – Each Annual member of 10+ years who has been current and up to date with their membership (no drop-off period) will receive a 50% ($1,750.00) credit towards Platinum membership; reducing their cost to $1,750.00.

EARLY MEMBERSHIP DUES PROGRAM

Current annual members receive a 10% discount ($25) on their yearly dues by paying next year’s dues prior to August 1 of the current year.

MEMBERSHIP REFERRAL PROGRAM

Incentivizes members to reach out to their former teammates and friends to join the NBRPA. The “leader” in the annual and platinum membership categories at the time of the Legends World Sports Conference will receive verbal recognition at the Welcome Reception.

The following incentives are included for Annual Members as part of this program:

For each new annual or platinum member referred:

• Refer a new annual member and receive $50 cash
• Refer a new platinum member and receive $350 cash

The member who accumulates the highest number of new annual members referred in a calendar year will receive a two-night hotel accommodation during All-Star Weekend the following year. For those who accumulate the highest number of new platinum members referred in a calendar year also receive a two-night hotel accommodation during All-Star Weekend the following year plus two tickets to All-Star Saturday Night.

AN ELITE FRATERNITY & SORORITY

By playing in the NBA, ABA, WNBA or with the Harlem Globetrotters, NBRPA members helped build the game of basketball and – through the distinction of an on-court professional career at the sport’s highest levels – remain ambassadors to the game for life. NBRPA members embody the game long after taking the court professionally and put their notoriety to positive use as spokespersons and conduits of good will in the basketball community.

NBA, ABA, WNBA or Globetrotters Alumni are eligible for membership in the NBRPA. Our Association is an exclusive fraternity and sorority that offers unique fellowship and a host of programs to help former players navigate life after basketball.