REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2018 DAVE DEBUSSCHERE SCHOLARSHIP

The NBRPA is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 Dave DeBusschere Scholarship application process.  Developed to provide opportunities for higher learning, this program awards college scholarships to NBRPA members, their spouses and  offspring (natural, step, legally adopted or grandchild) to help meet the rising costs of higher education.

To date, the NBRPA has donated more than $1 million in scholarship money to former players and their children. Please review the scholarship timeline and highlighted eligibility requirements listed below.

Earl Lloyd Scholarship: In honor of the recently departed NBA pioneer, Earl Lloyd, the NBA Legends Foundation (Foundation) has pledged an annual, restricted gift to the NBRPA for the purpose of providing significant financial support to low income recipients of the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship. The Lloyd Scholarship will be available to the children and grandchildren of NBRPA members who have played Three (3) full years in the NBA and therefore, eligible to receive assistance from the Foundation.

Please print and review the attached application for a complete list of eligibility requirements, criteria and information on how to complete the application process outlined.

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE

May 11, 2018:            Scholarship Applications Distributed to Membership

June 4, 2018:             Applications Due

June 18, 2018:           Applicant Denial Notification

June 25, 2018:           Earl Lloyd Determinations 

July 9, 2018:              Scholarship Recipients Announced

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify as an Eligible Candidate (“Eligible Candidate”), one must be a current NBRPA member, the offspring (natural, step, legally adopted or grandchild) or the spouse of a current NBRPA member.  In addition, the offspring or spouse of a deceased NBRPA member who was in good standing at the time of his or her death will be deemed an Eligible Candidate for Five (5) years after the member’s death.

  • In addition an eligible candidate must be either (1) a high school senior who will graduate in the spring and enter a college, university or certain vocational or technical school within the U.S. that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting association or agency, (2) any high school graduate who has been accepted to an educational institution, or (3) a student currently enrolled full time in such an educational institution who is returning to school the following fall.

 

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or better to qualify for an award.

 

  • No family member of the NBRPA’s staff will qualify as an Eligible Candidate.

 

Eligible candidates click HERE  to apply 

 

Should you have questions regarding the 2018 Dave DeBusschere Scholarship please contact Excell Hardy at 312.913.9400 or ehardy@legendsofbasketball.com.

NBRPA Hosts Full Court Press in Miami

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) brought its Full Court Press: Prep For Success program to Miami, Florida at OB Johnson Park on May 5th along with several partners Jr. NBA, Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL), Leadership Foundations, and Strategies For Youth.

Legends participating in the clinic included Irving Thomas, Toccara Williams, Jayson Williams, Billy Thompson, and Lamar Green.  While the Legends focused on basketball drills and lessons, the NBRPA partners focused on life lessons off the court.

Irving Thomas, President of the NBRPA Miami Chapter, spent the day mentoring the kids and sharing examples of the work ethic required to become an NBA player.  Thomas, who currently serves as a college scout for the Los Angeles Lakers, was able to reflect on the NBA draft evaluation process, reminding kids that coaches at all levels assess more than just skill.

Over 120 kids participated in the Miami Full Court Press clinic and the Legends and officials remained very engaged with all of them throughout the day.  The Full Court Press: Prep for Success program will next visit Memphis, Tennessee in June.

 

Annual Legends Conference

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is hosting its Annual Legends Conference from July 10th – July 12th, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  NBRPA Members and guests will meet for three days of collaboration, discussion, networking and strategic planning.  The 2018 gathering will mark another outstanding year that the NBRPA’s most active, engaged and knowledgeable members will come together to help set the association’s agenda for the year ahead.

Registration
Registration for the 2018 Conference is live; to register please CLICK HERE.  Gold and Platinum Members receive two free nights stay at Mandalay Bay courtesy of the NBRPA.  While registering, please complete the Member Hotel Form, which can be accessed within the online registration.  Complete at least one form, EVEN if staying for the two nights (July 10th, July 11th) courtesy of the NBRPA.  To change any part of your registration, please access RegOnline and make all changes in the same way you registered.  For specific inquires, contact the NBRPA at (312) 913-9400.

Welcome Party
In true Vegas fashion, Light Nightclub will host the 2018 Conference Welcome Party.  The LIGHT Vegas nightclub, conveniently located inside Mandalay Bay, merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce unique nightlife entertainment. 
Date: Tuesday, July 10th.

Women of Influence Summit
The Women of Influence Summit is back to highlight another panel of impactful female leaders.  Stay tuned for more details regarding participants and topics.  Date: Tuesday, July 10th.

Kellogg School of Management Summit
The NBRPA has partnered with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University to offer educational workshops designed specifically for NBRPA members who seek to expand their careers into entrepreneurial ventures.  The workshops are designed to provide members with the framework necessary to test and refine ideas and equip members with the requisite skills and discipline needed to acquire their first critical customers.  Online modules will support those participants who would like in-depth content on how to launch a business.  The information provided in the Kellogg Sessions can be applied to all businesses and stages of a professional career.  Please note: Members need not attend every Kellogg Session.  Feel free to attend individual sessions as you please.  Date: Wednesday, July 11th.

Technology Summit
Modeled after the popular NBA Tech Summit, which takes places during NBA All-Star Weekend, this session will explore new technologies, gadgets, and trends.  The summit will be led by the NBRPA’s most tech-savvy members and partners, who can share expertise on how to apply new technology to different lifestyles and what to expect next in today's high-tech world.  Date: Thursday, July 12th.

Health Care Screenings
At the 2018 Conference, the NBRPA will provide health care screenings, conducted by the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and EarQ, offering attendees exclusive resources to stay healthier.  Your path to good health starts with knowing your numbers and becoming aware of your current health status.  The NBPA will conduct heart screenings and x-ray examinations, while EarQ will conduct hearing screenings and video otoscope exams to all members and guests on-site. NuEnerchi will also be back and offer products and services to manage chronic pain, enhance healing and promote health and wellness. This free health assessment was designed to improve health awareness, providing attendees with a personalized report to help identify potential risks and track improvement over time.

Mental Health & Wellness Sessions: The Association for Applied Sports Psychology, the NBRPA’s partner in Mental Health & Wellness will provide private, one-on-one sessions with former players to assess mental health needs and build a wellness plan

Service/Leadership
Within its mission the NBRPA is focused on servant leadership and continued support of the community.  During the 2018 Conference, select NBRPA members will volunteer at a local venue to conduct a youth basketball skills clinic.  “As leaders of the sport, it is our responsibility to be ambassadors for the game, during and after our playing careers,” said Kenny Gattison, NBRPA Vice President of Membership and Player Programming.  Those interested in participating should contact Kenny Gattison at
(312) 913-9400. 

The 2018 LWSC provides attendees the opportunity to explore topics outside the scope of day-to-day sports business, such as leadership, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, work/life balance, and diversity and inclusion.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Legends Spotlight: Charlie Bell

Last Saturday the National Basketball Retired Players Association hosted the latest edition of its youth basketball and mentoring program called “Full Court Press: Prep for Success”. Several former NBA/WNBA standouts were in attendance at Central Gwinnett High School in Atlanta including Dale Ellis/Harold Keeling/Charlie Bell. The program travels all over the country to introduce kids to positive role models in both basketball and life. NBRPA writer Jon Teitel has spent time talking with many of the greatest players in NBA history and will share his interviews at LegendsofBasketball.com. Jon visited with Charlie Bell about his role with the Full Court Press program and getting a triple-double in the NBA.

Charlie Bell

What did you do at last weekend’s Full Court Press clinic? I worked at the ball-handling station and spoke to the whole group about my journey to the NBA and what I am doing now.

What was the best part of the clinic? Speaking to the kids was great. I did a Q&A and had a chance to engage with the kids: when I was little it meant a lot to me if I could talk to a former NBA player in depth. Some of the questions were funny and some were really intelligent.

How do you try to connect with the kids on the court? Just talking to them and letting them know that I really care about them. I ask them about their favorite food/school subject: you have to engage with them.

What do you hope that the kids get out of this great experience? I hope they learned some things that they can use to improve their basketball skills and take it up a level. A lot of people do not see all of the hard work behind the scenes and all of the practice that the guys put in.

What were the best/not-so-best parts of going from an active player to a retired player? The best part is not having to practice anymore and stay in shape! It sounds easy but when it is your job there are some days that you just do not want to lift weights/watch film. The worst part is that you miss the game, your teammates, the camaraderie in the locker room, etc. When you have played basketball your whole life it is hard to figure out what to do after it is over.

How did you end up as a National Basketball Retired Players Association member? Just through word-of-mouth. I was unsure how many branches they had but just talked to other guys who were not playing any more.

What is the biggest benefit of being a part of the NBRPA along with other legends of basketball? Just the camaraderie and having somebody to talk to. The community service aspect is great because you want to give back: they help connect us with different charities/clinics where we can help kids and meet other players. I got to meet Dale Ellis, who is someone I looked up to when I was growing up, and I got to talk to him about what he has been doing since retiring. It is about building your network with guys who have similar interests.

How do the older players serve as advocates to the younger players? We just try to help the younger guys because they do not know exactly what they are getting into. If you never played basketball before then you cannot always relate to those who have, but we give them someone to talk to and explain what we did to change our lives.

You scored 9 PTS for Michigan State in the 2000 NCAA title game win over Florida: what did it mean to you to win a title? It is probably the greatest memory that I have. In college we spent a lot of time together and I am still pretty close to all of my teammates: we are like brothers. When you have 6AM workouts and push each other every day to become better, it bring you closer. There are a lot of great teams who do not win a championship so it is something that you can never take away from us. To this day when I go back to campus everyone is still thankful: it was my claim to fame even when I played overseas.

In 2001 you were named an All-American: what did it mean to receive such an outstanding honor? It was great because I never saw myself as an All-American growing up: it was just fun and I enjoyed playing the game. It was a huge accomplishment because I was in the shadow of guys like Mateen Cleaves/Morris Peterson during my 1st few years of college, and a lot of people did not expect that from me as a senior.

You were regarded as a superstar while playing pro basketball in Italy/Spain: what is the biggest difference between basketball in the US vs. basketball overseas? When I was playing the fundamentals of the game were the biggest difference. Guys overseas might not be the fastest on the court but they can all shoot the ball. In the US younger guys lose sight of the fundamentals because they are watching all the crossover dribbles on SportsCenter and playing AAU basketball where the coaches cater to the kids. It is out of control with the FBI investigation and money in everyone's pocket and AAU coaches who are not really teaching the fundamentals and are just trying to keep a kid on their team. Most of the pro teams overseas also have junior teams: I remember playing with Marco Belinelli when he was only 15 years old. Their system is a bit different than ours.

After returning to the NBA you had 19 PTS/13 AST/10 REB for Milwaukee in a win over Phoenix in 2006: where does that rank among the best all-around performances of your career? I cannot remember the specific game but our coach (Terry Stotts) pulled me aside before the season and said that he wanted me to be a good practice player. I knew that I could play in the NBA so I stayed ready because I did not know what would happen. We had a few guys who got injured (Michael Redd/TJ Ford/etc.) and a few games later I got the triple-double, which really put my name on the map. It does not happen every day, especially for an undrafted player like myself, so for Russell Westbrook to average a triple-double for an entire season is unheard of!

You currently work as an assistant coach for Iowa in the G League: McDonald’s All-American Darius Bazley announced last week that instead of going to college at Syracuse he would be taking his talents to the G-League? I think it is a difficult decision that he made. I am sure that he got advice from different people but the G League is a grind: it is a lot harder than college in terms of games/travel/etc. I think next year he will wish that he could be in college instead of waking up at 4AM to catch a flight and then getting stuck at the airport for 4 hours! I am sure he might get a shoe contract but the G League only pays players around $20,000-25,000/season, and playing time will be hard because every team has 2-way guys who are guaranteed a certain # of minutes. I wish him well and hope it all works out, but I think that NBA teams should be able to draft high school kids, put them in the G League, and put more money into the league in ways such as charter flights.

Legends Spotlight: Harold Keeling

Last Saturday the National Basketball Retired Players Association hosted the latest edition of its youth basketball and mentoring program called “Full Court Press: Prep for Success”. Several former NBA/WNBA standouts were in attendance at Central Gwinnett High School in Atlanta including Dale Ellis/Harold Keeling/Charlie Bell/Reggie Johnson. The program travels all over the country to introduce kids to positive role models in both basketball and life. NBRPA writer Jon Teitel has spent time talking with many of the greatest players in NBA history and will share his interviews at LegendsofBasketball.com. Jon visited with Harold Keeling about his role with the Full Court Press program and his favorite memory from his time in the NBA.

Harold Keeling

What did you do at last weekend’s Full Court Press clinic? We had almost 100 kids and it was a very good camp. I worked with the kids on passing drills, the 3-man weave, etc. After a day of drills we ended with full-court games and it worked out really well.

What was the best part of the clinic? I think the best part was the organization: we had 5 former NBA players and 7 other counselors so it was very organized. We talked to the kids about the time when we played in the NBA/overseas.

How do you try to connect with the kids on the court? That is what I do! I own 2 group homes for kids who do not have parents and we play basketball all the time. I have known since I was young that I wanted to work with kids: I hold a camp every summer for 60-70 kids.

What do you hope that the kids get out of this great experience? The camaraderie of getting to meet with/play against other kids. They learned some new drills and different aspects of the game. When you meet a former player who you know from playing Xbox it is a neat experience. It was a very happy environment for everyone.

What were the best/not-so-best parts of going from an active player to a retired player? After playing basketball your whole life, entering the “real world” it is a big transition in terms of time. When I played basketball I just had to worry about showing up for a few hours each day to practice/games, but with a real job there are a lot of hours between your start time and your stop time. We also got a lot of things when we were players like sneakers/meal money, but now we do not get as many free things. It is a financial change and a mental divorce from what you have been doing your entire life. It is almost like a good friend of yours who always provided you with happiness has died. When it is over it takes some time to get back to an even keel mentally. Our egos change after playing basketball for so many years, so the faster we readjust the better our lives can be.

How did you end up as a National Basketball Retired Players Association member? I had heard about it and 1st got started around 2011/2012 when I went to the All-Star Game. I played with Dale Ellis on Dallas who worked for our local chapter and he invited me to jump on board. We now have 1 of the better chapters in the nation.

What is the biggest benefit of being a part of the NBRPA along with other legends of basketball? I like seeing all the guys I used to play with/against. My wife and I attend All-Star Weekend every year and we get to see people who I have known for the past 30 years. It is good to see guys who you battled against year after year: now it is easier to just give them a hug!

How do the older players serve as advocates to the younger players? It works better sometimes than others but talking to the guys about life after basketball is important. Sometimes they learn more about what they should NOT be doing rather than what they should be doing! The NBA has changed over the past several years and things have really come around thanks to Commissioner Stern/Commissioner Silver: there is so much more media now and there are so many more players coming to the US from overseas. I remember when Argentina beat us during South American competition: I was amazed that they were better than us…until they beat the US in 2004! Brazil/Canada/Puerto Rico also had great players/teams: the international game has really come around.

In your final game at Santa Clara, Mark Gustin made 2 FTs with 3 seconds left in a 3-PT 3-OT win by Fresno State: where does that rank among the most devastating losses of your career? I fouled out but assumed that we would still win the game and that I would get to break Kurt Rambis’ career scoring record in our next game. When we finally lost it was a brutal reality.

In the summer of 1985 you were drafted in the 3rd round by Dallas (3 spots ahead of Michael Adams): did you see that as a validation of all your hard work, or the realization of a lifelong dream, or other? I had hoped to get drafted a little higher. I made the 1st-team at the Aloha Classic along with 4 future pros like Detlef Schrempf/Joe Dumars/Terry Porter/Xavier McDaniel…but I became the 1st player to ever receive that honor and then not get drafted in the 1st round.

You played 20 games in the NBA: what is your favorite memory from your time in the NBA? It was fun to hang out with my fellow young Dallas teammates like Derek Harper/Sam Perkins. It was also nice to see other guys who I had met at the Chicago pre-draft camp who were doing well on their own teams.

You later played in several countries including Venezuela (where you won several championships): what is the biggest difference between basketball in the US vs. basketball overseas? The international rules were different so I went from averaging 2 PPG to 30 PPG. They also blamed every loss on the American players no matter how well we did: there was much more pressure on us. There were 2 Americans on each team and the only other guy I could count on back then was the other American guy, but I am sure that it is different now.

You played for Venezuela in 2001 South American Basketball Championship (Tournament of the Americas?): what was it like to face start like Manu Ginobili (Argentina) and Anderson Varejao (Brazil)? It was very impressive to play against guys like Nene/Leandro Barbosa who were great players. I did not think that any player overseas would be better than me after I had been in the NBA but some of them were really good.

Nancy Lieberman named coach of Big3’s Power

HALL OF FAMER NANCY LIEBERMAN NAMED COACH OF BIG3’S POWER; BREAKS NEW GROUND AS FIRST FEMALE HEAD COACH IN A PROFESSIONAL MEN’S SPORTS LEAGUE

(LOS ANGELES) March 21, 2018 - The BIG3 has signed WNBA superstar and Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman as the next coach of Power, making her the first female head coach in a men’s professional sports league. Lieberman will assume the coaching position vacated by Clyde Drexler who became league commissioner last week.

“Nancy is one of the sharpest basketball minds and also one of the most competitive,” said BIG3 Commissioner Clyde Drexler. “Her experience and basketball acumen will stand out in the BIG3, which is filled with star players and coaches. I couldn’t be happier to pass her the coaching torch.”

Lieberman, who got a taste of the BIG3 during the inaugural season when she joined Ball Hogs Coach Rick Barry as a guest Assistant Coach for Week 6 in Dallas, will coach Power Captain Corey Maggette and Co-Captain Cuttino Mobley. Team Power, which finished the season in fourth place after falling to Ricky Davis’ Ghost Ballers in the BIG3 Playoffs, will fill three roster spots during the 2018 BIG3 Draft set to take place Thursday, April 12 live on FS1 and the FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports apps.

"It’s an honor and privilege for me to be a part of the BIG3 and its vision,” said Nancy Lieberman. “We have former NBA players and Hall of Fame coaches who still love the game, have a deep respect for the competition, and a passion to play competitive basketball. It's in our DNA. Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz have provided this unique platform for all of us. Who's got next?!"

Lieberman brings an unparalleled resume to the league, including eight years of professional play in the Women's Professional Basketball League and WNBA, eight years of professional coaching experience in the WNBA, NBA D-League (Dallas Mavericks Head Coach) and NBA (Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach), and time as a broadcaster for ESPN and ABC. Lieberman also made two Olympic appearances (earning a Silver Medal) and was named to three All-American teams while winning back-to-back AIAW National Championships at Old Dominion University.

“We have added an absolutely tremendous coach in Nancy Lieberman - not a tremendous female coach, a tremendous coach, period,” said BIG3 Chairman Amy Trask. “With this latest addition to our BIG3 team, Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz have again demonstrated that they hire without regard to gender, race, religion, ethnicity and other individualities which have no bearing whatsoever on whether one can do a job.”

BIG3 Co-Founder and Co-CEO Ice Cube added, “She’s was a helluva player and she’s a helluva coach. Nancy’s a winner and I expect her to win in this league.”

The BIG3 2018 season kicks off Friday, June 22 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

ABOUT BIG3: BIG3 (www.BIG3.com) is where basketball superstars play. The premier half-court, 3-on-3 basketball league, BIG3 features many of the greatest, most popular and skilled NBA players of all time. Founded by producer, actor and music legend Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, the BIG3 combines highly competitive, physical, fast basketball and incredible fan experiences. Comprised of eight teams, the league played to huge arena crowds in ten different US cities throughout the 2017 inaugural season.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sunshine Sachs | (212) 691-2800 | BIG3@SunshineSachs.com

NBRPA Partners Up With NuEnerchi

The NBRPA is proud to work with many great partners in order to offer our members top-notch products and services. At this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend, we announced another excellent new partner: NuEnerchi. NuEnerchi is a generation Health Solutions Company that offers products and services to promote healing, health and wellness. NuEnerchi joined us at in the Legends Lounge at All-Star and spoke with retired players about ways they can help manage chronic pain, enhance healing and improve overall health and wellness.

Here are some photos from the weekend. We look forward to seeing NuEnerchi again at the Legends Conference this July!

 

SCOTT ROCHELLE NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE NBRPA

SCOTT ROCHELLE NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO
OF THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL RETIRED PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
Spencer Haywood elected Chairman, Sam Perkins, Johnny Davis
and Jerome Williams named new board members

CHICAGO (March 6, 2018) – The National Basketball Retired Players Association’s Board of Directors announced today that Scott Rochelle has been hired as CEO, a role he has held on an interim basis since April 2017. The decision to hire Rochelle comes as a result of an eight month, nationwide search. Rochelle will lead the national organization, its board of directors and the growth of the associations’ 11 local chapters.

The board also confirmed the membership-elected new board members and a new chairman to lead the association. Spencer Haywood will serve as Chairman of the Board and Johnny Davis, Sam Perkins and Jerome Williams have been named to new board terms.

Davis, Williams and Perkins will join the existing Board of Directors, Chairman Spencer Haywood, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Casey Shaw, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, David Naves and Eldridge Recasner.

“As we went through the process of finding our next CEO, we knew we needed a person who exhibited a true passion for our membership, a shared vision for the future and a commitment to providing the resources needed to meet the challenges facing all former players as they transition into life after the game,” said NBRPA Founder and NBA great Dave Cowens. “Scott exhibited all of those qualities, and more. On behalf of the board and our membership, we are proud to select Scott Rochelle as our next CEO to lead our association into the future.”

Rochelle’s career with the NBRPA began in 2013, when he served in various roles including legal counsel and membership, programming and business development before being named interim president and CEO in April 2017. Over the past 10 months, Rochelle has overseen the NBRPA’s day-to-day operations, including securing new national partners and growing the NBRPA’s signature initiatives, such as Full Court Press: Prep for Success Youth Clinics.

Prior to joining the NBRPA, Rochelle worked for the law firm of Querrey & Harrow, Ltd. in Chicago, where he represented government and corporate entities, and in particular, served as legal counsel to the NBRPA.

“I am incredibly honored to lead an organization that makes a difference in the lives of former basketball players,” said Rochelle. “The team that we have in place has accomplished so much and as we look ahead, we will continue to push forward and focus on finding partners and people that align with our mission.”

For more details on the NBRPA, visit www.legendsofbasketball.com.

Media Contact:
Brad Shulkin
brad.shulkin@kemperlesnik.com
847-894-1808

About The National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Scott Rochelle is President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Spencer Haywood, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Casey Shaw, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, Johnny Davis, James Donaldson, David Naves, Sam Perkins, Eldridge Recasner, Jerome Williams.

Magellan Luxury Hotels and the Legends of Basketball join forces

The National Basketball Retired Players Association is pleased to announce a partnership with Magellan Luxury Hotels.

Effective immediately, members of the NBRPA will have access to up to 40% off at many of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts.

Magellan Luxury Hotels is one of the world’s premier hotel booking agencies, offering insider-only rates to the top four- and five-star luxury hotels worldwide. After 16 years in the industry, Magellan specializes in elevating your hotel experience and offering exceptional value through exclusive rates and benefits at our partner hotels.

Some of the most popular destinations in Magellan’s portfolio include New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas. Iconic hotels such as the Plaza, The Lotte New York Palace, The Knickerbocker, the MGM Grand, the Wynn, The Beverly Hills Hotel and One Hotel South Beach are examples of the high-end hotels that have partnered with Magellan. Beyond the primary cities serviced by Magellan, the Hotel Experience Consultants are luxury travel experts who can assist members with bookings worldwide.

The New York EDITION

Mondrian Los Angeles

MGM Grand – Las Vegas

 

Magellan’s expert Hotel Experience Consultants work with members one-on-one to determine the best property and value for your trip and ensure every detail of the booking is perfect — just one of the ways the company stands apart from the rest. Also, once you have booked, Magellan monitors the hotels rates and if your rate drops at any time before you stay, we will automatically adjust your rate to the new lower rate.
In addition to fantastic rates and supporting the Legends of Basketball Association, Magellan is also offering the first 50 NBRPA Members to book a free one year ELITE GOLD STAR Membership Upgrade. This is $99 annual charge made available free of charge to the first 50 NBRPA members to register. The elite gold star membership provides additional perks and benefits such as complimentary valet parking, upgrades and welcome amenities at participating Gold Star hotels.

To start accessing insider only rates call the designated LOB affiliate line at 1-866-536-6598 and enter affiliate code 1546 or click HERE to visit and book online.

Travelling to around the U.S. anytime soon? Ask your Hotel Experience Consultant how we can Elevate Your Experience!

All-Star Weekend 2018: Day Two Recap

Two days down, one to go! We started the day off bright and early at the Legends Breakfast with Athletes in Action. Kim Anthony, former USA national team gymnast, and Chris Broussard, 12 year NBA analyst for ESPN and current NBA analyst for FS1, emceed an outstanding program about NBA Legends and paving the way for the current generation of players. Jerry Colangelo awarded Chet Kammerer this year’s Jerry Colangelo Award, which honors an NBA executive doing exceptional work for the association and in their communities. Kammerer was a college head coach for 27 years, was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2000 and is now the VP of Player Personnel for the Miami Heat. In addition, Lindsey Hunter was awarded the Bobby Jones Award for his contributions to the court and his community. Archie Clark got on stage next and spoke with Broussard and Author/NBA Writer Sam Smith for an up close and personal interview, discussing his and his teammates’ efforts to bring about free agency to the NBA.

Finally, the evening was capped off with the Legends Party at Lucky Strike LA Live. It was an epic night watching the slam dunk and three-point competitions while hanging out with all the Legends.