Clyde Lovellette (1929-2016)

March 10, 2016

NBRPA member Clyde Lovellette (September 7, 1929 – March 9, 2016) has passed away. Lovellette has the distinct honor of being the first basketball player to play on an NCCA Championship team, Olympic gold medal basketball team, and an NBA Championship team. After a legendary career at Kansas University where he led the Jayhawks to the 1952 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player, Lovellette played twelve years of pro basketball where he was named an All Star four times and won three NBA Championships (one with the Lakers, two with the Celtics). He was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in May 1988 and Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.


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 & CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Marvin Roberts, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Past Chairman Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., Johnny Newman and Eldridge Recasner.