The NBRPA and its Cleveland Chapter teamed up to bring basketball fun and life skills lessons to youth from the Cleveland Recreation Centers on Saturday, June 24th at Case Western University (Veale Recreational Facility). Led by Cleveland Chapter President & NBA Legend Jim Chones, NBA Legend Lawrence Boston, Jr., NBA Drill Clinician Frank Lopez, WNBA Legends Janice Braxton and Bonnie Dove, and Harlem Globetrotter Legends Greg Bell and Derrick Polk, local youth participated in a wide array of basketball instruction including proper passing and shooting techniques, defensive drills and the value of teamwork. Additionally, the youth were treated to in-depth conversations with NBRPA Legends on the importance of respect, mentorship and leadership.

During the event, participants were treated to special gifts from longtime NBRPA partners including Jr. NBA/NBRPA t-shirts, Mitchell & Ness hats, and Panini NBA Trading Cards.

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