Who are we?

The National Basketball Retired Players Association is a charitable 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a two-pronged mission to assist former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players in their transition from the playing court into life after the game, while also positively impacting communities and youth through basketball.

Is there a difference between the NBRPA and the Legends of Basketball?

No. The NBRPA is also frequently referred to as the Legends of Basketball.

Who is a member of the NBRPA?

The NBRPA has a membership of more than 900 former basketball players of the NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA. We also have special category of membership for fans. Alumni Membership 

When was the NBRPA founded?

The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. These basketball luminaries shared a vision of providing assistance to retired players through a variety of programs and services.

Is the NBRPA connected with the NBA?

The NBRPA has close a relationship with both the NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

Is the NBRPA website for fans or members only?

It's a community for both. Log on to find out what your favorite basketball legends are up to now, catch the latest basketball headlines, sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, read up on the background of the Association, watch streaming videos, find out about all kinds of special events and become a Fan Member.

Does the NBRPA have a charitable component?

Yes, the NBRPA's Legends Care Foundation supports several different charitable organizations each year. The Association's fundraising efforts focus particularly on the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships to NBRPA Members and their children. The Association has donated more than $1 million in scholarship money to former players and their families.

What activities is the NBRPA involved in annually?

The NBRPA has two cornerstone events over the course of the year, NBA All-Star Weekend and the Legends World Sports Conference. Additionally, the NBRPA partners with other organizations on one-off events across the country throughout the year. In future years, we have plans to add an annual national fundraising event to the NBRPA calendar.

What are the requirements to become an NBRPA member?

In order to be eligible for Alumni Membership, one must be a former NBA player, ABA player Harlem Globetrotter or WNBA player; played for at least one season professionally; officially retired from the league with all paperwork settled with the NBPA.

What does the NBRPA offer its members?

The NBRPA offers its members, membership benefits, exclusive events, networking, speaking engagements, charitable activities, staying connected with professional basketball, reuniting with former teammates, support for personal business and charitable endeavors, and much more. CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALUMNI BENEFITS.


Where is the NBRPA headquarters located?

175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60604

How do I contact the NBRPA?

memberalert@legendsofbasketball.com or 312-913-9400

Who do I contact to get more information on event sponsorship?

emiller@legendsofbasketball.com or srochelle@legendsofbasketball.com

Can I make a donation to the NBRPA?


Is NBRPA on Facebook or Twitter?

Yes! Like us at Facebook.com/NBAalumni and Follow us at Twitter.com/NBAalumni