Legends World Sports Conference comes to New Orleans

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
NBA Basketball

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters alumni, will host its annual Legends World Sports Conference in New Orleans on Aug. 17-19.

Widely recognized as the premiere gathering of its kind for former professional basketball players, the Legends World Sports Conference (LWSC) is the NBRPA’s annual retreat for members and partners to share ideas, network and give back to the community.

The conference will include a host of philanthropic events in New Orleans, including a $25,000 gift to help rehab the basketball courts at Oliver Bush Playground in the Lower Ninth Ward with funds donated in conjunction with National Basketball Association and National Basketball Players Association. The NBRPA will also conduct a free basketball and life skills clinic for at-risk New Orleans youth  on Aug. 18 and visit with patients at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans on Aug. 17.

The Legends World Sports Conference will launch with a press event on Aug. 17 at 3:30 p.m. to be attended by CEO Arnie D. Fielkow and a group of former NBA players that includes former All-Stars Spencer Haywood and Cedric Ceballos as well as ESPN analyst Stephen Bardo. They will be speaking on behalf of the NBRPA alongside President/Chairman of the Board Bob Elliott.