SportsBlog.com and NBRPA Ink Exclusive Blogging Partnership

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Hundreds of Basketball Legends will be blogging on SportsBlog.com as part of a historic partnership with the National Basketball Retired Players Association.

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The NBRPA joins the thousands of NFL and WNBA players, as well as fans, who are already using SportsBlog.com.

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only association comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA, has teamed up with the wildly popular SportsBlog.com to offer its members an innovative platform to connect with fans. Home to 10,000 sports bloggers, SportsBlog.com, the first Web site of its kind, will offer the largest network of former pro basketball player blogs in history beginning on January 1, 2014. The blogs can be accessed at SportsBlog.com/Players.

“We are always looking for new ways to tell our story and to connect our Legends of Basketball with fans,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. “SportsBlog.com will provide us with a cutting-edge, interactive platform to accomplish these goals.”

The NBRPA joins the thousands of NFL and WNBA players, as well as fans, who are already using SportsBlog.com. The site allows anyone to start a Sports Blog, as well as participate in monthly contests and the site’s easy-to-use revenue sharing program. SportsBlog.com is the largest platform of its kind and growing faster than ever.

“SportsBlog.com specializes in helping professional athletes connect with fans, and we are thrilled to provide the NBRPA with a unique and cutting edge platform to do just that,” said Roy Dano, SportsBlog.com CEO. “Professional athletes and fans from across the world are highly engaged in our online community, and we are thrilled to welcome former professional basketball players to our network.”

As part of the new partnership, SportsBlog.com will provide each NBRPA sports blogger with a professionally designed blog, as well as create a custom NBRPA mobile app.

About SportsBlog.com
SportsBlog.com is the world’s fastest-growing platform for bloggers who are passionate about sports. The site hosts blogs by superstars, superfans and everything in between. This includes expert fans, credentialed sports journalists and talk show hosts. It’s also the platform of choice for many professional athletes – more of them blog on SportsBlog.com than on any other site.

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, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA. It is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a two-pronged mission to assist former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players in their transition from the playing court into life after the game, while also positively impacting communities and youth through basketball. 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, National Basketball Players Association and WNBA. 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, Harvey Catchings, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin and Johnny Newman.

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