March 09, 2012
NATIONAL BASKETBALL RETIRED PLAYERS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES PROGRAM WITH TULANE UNIVERSITY SPORTS LAW PROGRAM
Ground-breaking program will benefit both NBRPA Members and Tulane law students
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters alumni, has announced a new partnership and member program with the Tulane University Law School. As part of this first-of-its-kind program, NBRPA Members will be able to submit legal questions to law students in the Tulane Sports Law Program (TSLP) via email through the NBRPA’s official web site, LegendsofBasketball.com.
“We are very excited to launch our partnership with the Tulane Sports Law Program,” said NBRPA CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. “This program is a win-win for the NBRPA and Tulane University Law School, with our members gaining valuable legal guidance and law students gaining valuable experience by working together.”
Tulane Law Dean David Meyer officially announced the partnership at the NBRPA's annual meeting at the All-Star Game in Orlando.
Students in the TSLP will be tasked with researching a variety of legal, economic, and social issues that impact retired NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters players. Through the partnership, NBRPA members can submit questions directly to TSLP to be researched and analyzed by Tulane law students. The legal research focuses on intellectual property rights of athletes, tax issues, contract law, worker’s compensation, and a variety of other areas that Tulane students study while in the TSLP.
“This is an exciting and innovative partnership that will both provide a valuable resource for retired NBA players and permit Tulane Sports Law students to engage directly in many of the issues they study while in law school,” said Gabe Feldman, Director of the Tulane Sports Law program and one of the foremost sports law experts in the country.
NBRPA Members in good standing may access the Tulane Sports Law Program in the programs section of LegendsofBasketball.com at:
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 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 CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes President & Chairman of the Board Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Vice President Otis Birdsong, Treasurer Marvin Roberts, Secretary Steve Hayes, Past President Dr. George W. Tinsley Sr., Thurl Bailey, Harvey Catchings, James Donaldson, Johnny Newman, LaRue Martin and Danny Schayes. For more information, please visit