The rich history of basketball and all its Legends all begins in the college basketball realm. What better way to showcase top tier talent than at the National Basketball Retired Players Association’s (NBRPA) Legends of Basketball Las Vegas Invitational.   

This winter, the NBRPA is bringing the heat to the Las Vegas strip. The Legends of Basketball Invitational, a college basketball doubleheader in what promises to be an exhilarating evening, will feature a preseason top-25 matchup between Gonzaga and USC. To get things started, Washington and Colorado State will open the Invitational at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 2. 

From Legends of the game, including Quincy Pondexter coaching the Huskies on the sidelines, to the next generation of Legends such as USC forward DJ Rodman, son of Legend Dennis Rodman, the Invitational will not only showcase some star-studded talent from all four schools but will also feature some of our Legends that will be in attendance as well.  

USC alums including Brian Scalabrine (1998-2001) and Adrian Strong (1995-1999), and Washington alum Detlef Schrempf (1981-1985), are excited to help promote this event as they will vouch for their fans to show up and show out at the MGM Grand Arena. Adam Morrison (2003-2006), a Gonzaga alum, will also be in attendance as he will be calling the game for Gonzaga Sports Radio. 

 “The NBRPA is thrilled to build on and expand our partnership with Intersport to present the Legends of Basketball Las Vegas Invitational,” said NBRPA President & CEO Scott Rochelle. “The combination of deep NBRPA ties to the participating college basketball programs, a tremendous location in Las Vegas and a world-class venue in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, promises to make this event a must-watch for all college hoops fans. We look forward to showcasing the action and fanfare that these four renowned basketball programs are sure to bring.” 

In addition to the Legends of Basketball Invitational being must watch television, the event will also serve as a way to help highlight all the charitable work the NBRPA has to offer. Proceeds to this event will also help fund NIL opportunities and scholarships presented by the NBRPA. We look forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas for this spectacular slate of games we have to offer.  

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