July 13, 2016

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is gearing up to host the 8th Annual Legends World Sports Conference (LWSC) in Las Vegas this upcoming week on July 17-19. This year aims to be the biggest Legends World Sports Conference in the history of the organization and will be by far the most attended conference by NBRPA members.The LWSC is the NBRPA’s annual retreat for members and partners to learn, network and unite in community service as well as attend seminars to help them transition to life after professional play.

The conference begins on Sunday, July 17 and will provide a variety of events for members to partake in. Registration will take place in the Legends Lounge from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Heart screening exams will be held throughout the day for local Las Vegas members only and EarQ will have Hearing Testings available to all members from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. These great programs will lead up until the night when at 5:30 p.m. NBRPA staff, members, and guests will convene for the Opening Press Conference and Legends Welcome Reception. Following the conference and reception, the NBRPA will host an exclusive private screening of Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story. The film chronicles Hall of Famer and NBRPA member Spencer Haywood and takes a look at Haywood’s personal and professional struggles along with the civil rights struggles of the time.

Monday, July 18, begins bright and early as members have the option of participating in the Legends Exercise Hour from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. prior to breakfast. The Legends Lounge opens at 11 a.m. on Monday and gives members the chance to converse with fellow members and visit with valued partners of the NBRPA. The lounge will remain open until 4 p.m. As well, Reel Media Group will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to host Demo Filming for any interested members.

Workshops begin at 11 a.m. on Monday and last until 2 p.m. This year, the workshops will include Branding Your Likeness, Strengthening Your Marriage, Life Phases: Are You Ready? An Interactive Approach for Retired Players, Developing/Expanding Board Options in Your Career, Building a Career in Broadcasting, Basketball Career Opportunities with Ultimate Hoops, Time To Get Checked, Paid Professional Speaking and The Playbook for Networking. The workshops will include a variety of renowned speakers and professionals including Dr. Corey Hebert, Carolyn Moos, Big Ten Network producers Quentin Carter, Lamont Mims and Stephen Bardo, School Yard All Stars’ Dane Jensen and Nicolas McRae, John Thomas, Thurl Bailey, Mark Eaton, Chasity Melvin, Jimmelle Dee Melvin, Jon Harris, Glenn Sugiyama, UNLV Men’s Head Basketball Coach Marvin Menzies, Gwendolyn Bell, Eddie Gill, Joseph Frank, Susan Inwood, Larry Stybel, Coach Mo Morris Michalski and Dave Lower.

Following the workshops, members can attend a Members Meeting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. or venture off into great events like the DirtySixer Bike Skills Clinic, Legends Ladies Event presented by Wells Fargo Advisors or the NBRPA and Las Vegas Chapter Military Chalk Talk. Beginning at 4:45 p.m. buses will begin to depart for the NBA Summer League Championship Game, which will take place at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Arena at 6:00 p.m. A ticket to the game is required. Following the Championship Game, the NBRPA will host a Legends Party from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Light Nightclub inside the Mandalay Bay Resort. All party guests must be 21 or over to attend.

The conference wraps up on Tuesday, July 19 with another Legends Exercise Hour from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. followed by a special Entrepreneurs Summit presented by Wells Fargo Advisors from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A farewell breakfast will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Legends World Sports Conference is widely recognized as the premier gathering of its kind for former professional basketball players and this year the NBRPA proudly looks forward to welcoming its members to what looks to be our biggest and best conference yet!

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.