Statement from National Basketball Retired Players Association on Legislation Recently Signed Into Law in North Carolina

March 28, 2016

STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL BASKETBALL RETIRED PLAYERS ASSOCIATION ON LEGISLATION RECENTLY SIGNED INTO LAW IN NORTH CAROLINA:

Statement from NBRPA:

The National Basketball Retired Players Association ‎fully supports NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's condemnation of North Carolina's discriminatory anti-LGBT law passed this week. Sports has always been an effective vehicle to build unity and bring people together, and there should be no place in today's society to discriminate based upon sexual orientation, race, or religion. We urge the North Carolina legislature to reverse its discriminatory legislative action.

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 Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., Johnny Newman, Casey Shaw and David Naves.