As a part of the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation (NBA) Mexico Metropolis Video games, the Nationwide Basketball Retired Gamers Affiliation (NBRPA) Chairman Spencer Haywood spent a while in Mexico Metropolis and surrounding areas at the side of the NBA’s yearly go to to the nation.
On behalf of the NBRPA, Haywood participated in a sequence of media and charitable occasions aimed to unfold consciousness for the sport and the values it represents. Notably, Haywood was featured on a panel, at the side of ESPN, highlighting his legacy and the worldwide development of the NBA and its gamers.
“The final time I got here to Mexico Metropolis was in the course of the 1968 Olympic Video games,” Haywood mentioned. “It’s been 50 yr since then and to see how far Mexico Metropolis has progressed is unbelievable to see. This nation is so stunning.”
The expansion of the NBA and its rising worldwide attraction have contributed to extra alternatives for former gamers to go to worldwide locations. Over the previous a number of months, the NBRPA has funded journeys for gamers to go to South Africa, China, Haiti, Panama and most lately, Mexico.
“The league has continued to prioritize the sport’s worldwide development and is popping to former gamers as a useful resource to unfold that message,” mentioned Scott Rochelle, NBRPA president and CEO. “Our gamers have immense respect for the historical past of the sport and are obsessed with the way forward for the league.”