2019 NBA All-Star Weekend Recap

There were many new and familiar faces around Charlotte during the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend. More than 150 former NBA and WNBA Legends met for the NBRPA’s yearly event, which celebrates the growth of the league and its players. 

The NBRPA kicked-off the weekend on Thursday evening with a champagne reception at the host hotel. Upon arrival, the members mixed and mingled with each other and the NBRPA Board of Directors joined the reception following their meeting with NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver.

On Friday morning, the Legends Lounge opened to the masses and the buzz and excitement around Charlotte was evident. The NBRPA’s key partners were on full display, including Spalding, Tissot, Budweiser, Pepsi, Cheurlin Champagne, Wintrust, NuEnerchi and many others. The lounge also featured a live DJ and basketball court, which became the central hub for members and their families throughout the weekend.

The NBRPA team planned and executed its first annual Legends Media Day at NBA All-Star Weekend, which took place on Friday. The team hosted 10 national media outlets and coordinated more than 50 interviews for 25-plus former players. Following media day, the NBRPA held a Welcome Party at the Ivey's, which included a toast from Isiah Thomas and Spencer Haywood.

On Saturday morning, David Thompson and Paul Westphal were honored at the Legends Breakfast with Athletes In Action. Both legends were called upon for their exceptional integrity, service, professionalism and character both on and off the court.

Following the Legends Breakfast, the NBRPA hosted a full-court press: prep for success clinic for 30 youngsters, in conjunction with Jr. NBA. In addition, the NBRPA Chapters held several community events throughout the weekend, including the Shooting For Peace program which provides encouragement and guidance for students of lower socioeconomic status. The chapter presidents also visited five local high schools in Charlotte, speaking to over 1,000 students about the importance of education and life experiences.

The festivities carried over into Saturday night, where approximately 200 legends and guests came to "hit the links" at Topgolf Charlotte. The night was filled with great energy and excitement while the Slam Dunk, Three-Point and Skills competition were played at the Spectrum Center. From basketballs to birdies, this event was a highlight of the weekend.

Rounding out the weekend was the Legends Brunch on Sunday morning. Muggsy Bogues, Glen Rice, Alonzo Mourning and Dell Curry were all honored at the Brunch, which took place at the Charlotte Convention Center and aired later that afternoon on NBA-TV. Hornets Chairman and Charlotte native Michael Jordan made a special appearance at the event and gave special recognition to the 150-plus Legends in the room and the legacy and impact they continue to have on the game. 








CHICAGO, ILL. – The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters alumni, has launched Member Registration for 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend. The 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend (ASW) will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 17-19. All-Star registration for NBRPA Members is open now, please click HERE to register.

"I look forward to welcoming the NBRPA family to my former adopted hometown of New Orleans for All-Star Weekend 2017", said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. "The City of New Orleans has experienced tremendous revitalization since Hurricane Katrina more than a decade ago and the citizenry is again excited about welcoming the basketball world back to the Crescent City. The NBRPA has a number of enjoyable and fun events planned for our Members and we hope you will join us February 17-19. Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!"

In order to register for ASW you must be an active 2017 NBRPA Member. Click HERE to join or renew your membership today.

Please note: Due to the late NBA All-Star City Relocation and limited number of hotel rooms, this year's NBRPA All-Star registration is on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. Accordingly, due to restrictions beyond our control, we can only accommodate one room request per member.

Please fill out and return all the necessary forms no later than December 29, 2016. Requests made after registration is full and/or made after the deadline will be added to a waitlist; however, it is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate any who fails to register by the deadline.

The official NBA Hotel for NBRPA members is the Omni Royal Orleans, located in the heart of the French Quarter at 621 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA. The Omni Royal Orleans has received the Four Diamond luxury award for the past 31 years and has earned the Pinnacle Award for meeting services. The hotel is perfectly located near all of New Orleans’ top attractions and within striking distance of the city’s top restaurants, entertainment centers, famous landmarks, and shops and services.

Throughout the weekend, the NBRPA’s 25th Anniversary will be commemorated with a variety of special events and festivities. These events will celebrate the historical achievements our organization has accomplished in the past 25 years while also looking into the future. An exclusive Legends of Basketball Welcome Reception at the Harrahs Casino will officially open the Legends All-Star Weekend on February 17. The NBRPA’s signature All-Star Weekend event, the 18th Annual Legends Brunch, will take place on All-Star Sunday, February 19, at the New Orleans Convention Center and will be televised on NBA TV. Additional details for all NBRPA events will be announced in the near future.

The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the 66th NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Smoothie King Center, home of the New Orleans Pelicans. As part of NBA All-Star 2017, the NBA, NBRPA and its partners will host a variety of community, grassroots and fan events throughout the weekend.

For questions regarding your registration to NBA All-Star 2017, please call the NBRPA National Office at 312-913-9400 or email ehardy@legendsofbasketball.com. We will send additional communications highlighting specific NBRPA events – including receptions, community service and more – in the near future.

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. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.

NBRPA MEMBERS ONLY: Register for NBA All-Star 2013

NBRPA MEMBERS: We are pleased to announce details for our activities during NBA All-Star 2013 in Houston, February 14-17. CLICK HERE to register now and view our full schedule of activities.

“The NBRPA and its members are proud and honored to be an integral part of NBA All-Star 2013 in Houston February 14-17,” said Arnie D. Fielkow, President & Chief Executive Officer for the NBRPA. “Working in conjunction with the NBA and our local Houston NBRPA Chapter, we have planned a number of star-studded, fun and philanthropic events for our members and the public alike. On behalf of the NBRPA’s Board of Directors, I would like to thank our members, sponsors and supporters for making such an impactful and enjoyable agenda possible.”

Members may purchase two tickets apiece to each NBA basketball event (including the 62nd NBA All-Star Game). In addition, each member is allotted two complimentary tickets to the 14th Annual Legends Brunch. Ticket availability is based on NBRPA membership type (with platinum members receiving priority) and the order in which ticket requests are received. Please make your ticket selections on the aforementioned registration page.

The official NBA Hotel for NBRPA Members is Hotel Derek, located at 2525 West Loop South in Houston. Hotel Derek sits adjacent to the Houston Galleria, the Uptown entertainment district, Texas Medical Center, and near to the city’s commercial and cultural districts. Hotel Derek will be a stop on the NBA’s transportation loop, so all members will have easy access to all events throughout the weekend.

For those arriving by air, Hobby (17 miles away) and Bush Intercontinental (25 miles away) airports are both close to Hotel Derek. Our preferred travel partner is Gil Travel and members may call Cindy Lamberg at 800-223 3855 x232 or email cindylamberg@giltravel.com for assistance in booking airfare.

For questions regarding your registration to NBA All-Star 2013, please call the NBRPA National Office at 312-913-9400 or EMAIL US. We will send additional communications highlighting specific NBRPA events – including golf tournament, receptions, community service and more – in the near future.