The first day of 2017 LWSC in the books!

August 19, 2017

The first day of the Legends World Sports Conference is in the books! The National Basketball Retired Players Association hosts the annual event to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, set the agenda for the following year, and to network and commune with friends and colleagues. To add, service and leadership are a huge part of the mission, and thus the weekend’s activities.
“At some point a current basketball player becomes a former basketball player, either by choice or a force beyond his or her control,” says Kenny Gattison, NBRPA’s Vice President of Membership and Player Programming. “In that case, the biggest tool any player can have is education, and that is why this conference is so important.”
 
The National Basketball Players Association and EarQ helped us kick start the day with cardiac screening and ear testing. Following, Len Elmore and the Big Ten Network hosted broadcast bootcamps to teach members how to be successful in the analyst chair. Finally, WNBA legend Tamika Catchings, Harlem Globetrotter Choo Smith, NBA standout Michael Harper and Gattison made their way to El Camino School to coach young athletes on and off the basketball court to round out the day.