The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, will present three Louisiana Legends to special guests at Dentons Law Firm on January 15 at 6 p.m.
LSU All-American and Atlanta Hawks great Rudy Macklin, who today works for the State of Louisiana helping young people live healthier lives - Former New Orleans Jazz standout Aaron James, who starred at Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans before playing, coaching and serving as Athletic Director at Grambling University.
New Orleans native Donald Royal, who starred at St. Augustine, led the University of Notre Dame and crashed boards alongside Shaquille O’Neal for the Orlando Magic before coming home to lead the New Orleans Recreation Department.
The event will be moderated by NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow, who previously served as New Orleans City Council President and Executive Vice President for the New Orleans Saints.
“I’m excited to return home for a very special event that brings two of my passions together – NBA basketball and my adopted home state of Louisiana,” Fielkow said. “In my role as President & CEO of the NBA’s official alumni association, I’ve had the good fortune of getting to know many of the greatest players in basketball history and what’s made them a success both on and off the court. Rudy, Donald and Aaron are true Louisiana Legends from our association – exceptional men both on the court and in life after the game.”
Dentons is sponsoring the event for its private guests as part of the NBRPA’s “Success Series.” One of the most compelling stories within the NBRPA is the number of successes that have taken place throughout the post-basketball careers of former professional basketball players. These success stories, told and untold, are now shared by NBRPA Members through the Legends Success Series. Whether at a community events reaching underserved youth, high schools, colleges or a corporate setting, NBRPA Legends –the greatest players in basketball history –are uniquely equipped to inspire diverse audiences with the secrets of their on-and off-court success.
Denton’s Law Firm in New Orleans will be hosting a Success Series for the City Council, their senior staff, community leaders and legislators and some local business leaders
Success Series that includes a panel of former NBA players Rudy Macklin, Aaron James and Donald Royal, along with NBRPA President & CEO Arnie Fielkow
January 15, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Denton’s Law Firm at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 2850, New Orleans, LA Media: I
nterested media may contact Paul Corliss, Vice President of Communications & Marketing for the NBRPA at 917-621-5744 or firstname.lastname@example.org to attend the event and interview the Louisiana Legends and/or Fielkow.
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 Otis Birdsong, Vice Chairman Thurl Bailey, Treasurer Marvin Roberts, Secretary Steve Hayes, Past Chairman Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Past Chairman Dr. George W. Tinsley Sr., Rick Barry, Dwight Davis, Spencer Haywood, Nancy Lieberman, Johnny Newman and Eldridge Recasner.
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
National Basketball Retired Players Association
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