November 14, 2014

CHICAGO, ILL. – The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, today announced details for its activities during NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City, February 12-15, 2016. All-Star registration for NBRPA Members is open now at: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1639840

“The NBRPA and its members are proud and honored to be an integral part of NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City, February 12-15,” said Arnie D. Fielkow, President & Chief Executive Officer for the NBRPA. “Working in conjunction with the NBA, our New York City Chapter and partners such as Wells Fargo Advisors, we are planning a number of star-studded, fun community 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, partners and supporters for making an impactful and enjoyable All-Star Weekend possible each February. Founded in New York in 1992, the NBRPA has deep roots in the city, as do dozens of our members, and we are very excited to return to the Big Apple.”

Members may purchase two tickets apiece to each NBA basketball event (including the 64th NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden). In addition, each member is allotted two complimentary tickets to the 16th 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 the New York Marriott Marquis, located at 1535 Broadway in the heart of Times Square. Members, guests and partners will step into some of the largest guest rooms in NYC, amid the hustle and bustle of NYC's famed Broadway. From Times Square, our Legends, guests and partners will have easy access to the Javits Convention Center, Broadway shows, and several subway lines to access any part of NYC. Located near Fifth Avenue shopping, Radio City Music Hall, the Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Lincoln Center, and Madison Square Garden, the hotel puts travelers in the midst of popular NYC attractions.

An exclusive Legends of Basketball Welcome Reception at the Marriott Marquis will officially open the Legends All-Star Weekend on February 13 and features a historic Black History Month panel event, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. Wells Fargo Advisors will also present the NBRPA’s Member Breakfast on February 14. The New York City NBRPA Chapter will host philanthropic basketball events throughout the weekend. The NBRPA’s signature All-Star Weekend event, the 16th Annual Legends Brunch, will take place on All-Star Sunday, February 15, at the Javits Convention Center at 10:30 a.m. and televised on NBA TV. Additional details for all NBRPA events will be announced in the near future.

The 64th NBA All-Star Game will be played at Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks, on Sunday, February 15. The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night – including the Sears Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and Sprite Slam Dunk - will be held at Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.

As part of NBA All-Star 2015, the NBA, NBRPA and its partners will host a variety of community, grassroots and fan events throughout the city's five boroughs (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island). This will mark the fifth time that NBA All-Star will take place in New York, having been held previously at Madison Square Garden in 1954, 1955, 1968 and 1998.

For questions regarding your registration to NBA All-Star 2015, 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 & CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Otis Birdsong, Vice Chairman Thurl Bailey, Treasurer Marvin Roberts, Secretary Steve Hayes, Past Chairman Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Past Chairman Dr. George W. Tinsley Sr., Rick Barry, Dwight Davis, Spencer Haywood, Nancy Lieberman, Johnny Newman and Eldridge Recasner.