Legends of Basketball II

EVENT DETAILS

DATE & TIME
Monday
March 15, 2021
4PM–7PM
VENUE
HILTON
5111 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL 34103
THE LEGENDS
Nate Archibald, Rick Barry, Sam Jones, & Kevin McHale
EVENT TICKETS $125 ea.
VIP EXTRA/ Sold Out
Basketball clinic with Nate Archibald, March 14, 2021 at Canterbury Highschool Fort Myers FL

BASKETBALL CLINIC - Open to the public. Donations Welcome

From 11 am to 1 pm SUNDAY March 14, 2021

Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald will hold a basketball clinic fundraiser in support of Pick-up the Ball Youth organization

at Canterbury High School – 8141 College Parkway, Fort Myers

Enjoy a dribble and shooting clinic coached by Celtics Hall of Fame Legend Nate Archibald

*Admission starts at 10:45 am

PRE-EVENT held in Royal Palm Foyer & Hotel Parking Lot

From 4 pm to 5 pm MONDAY March 15, 2021 Enjoy the Pre-Event Festivities

Porsche Test Drives
Watch Highlight Reel
Appetizers
Kavana Rum Tasting
Marcus Daniel Cigar Rolling
Raffle Entry
Visit vendor tables – Royal Palm Foyer
Cash Bar

*Admission starts at 3:45 pm

Hilton Royal Palm Ballroom | Naples All Star Events - Naples, Florida

LEGENDS Q&A Hosted by Michael Byrd in THE ROYAL PALM BALLROOM

From 5pm-6:45p:m MONDAY March 15, 2021 Club-style seating will be a mix of tables, couches, chairs, and high tops for this one-of-a-kind event.. For two hours enjoy the stories of Hall of Fame basketball legends Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald, Rick Barry, Samuel ‘Sam’ Jones, and Kevin McHale. They will be engaging in stories about their professional and post careers as all-star athletes. 6:45 pm autograph session and Raffle Drawing

The main event will include appetizers, beverages, and a keepsake program. Enjoy exciting promotions in the main hallway.

The event will follow COVID health guidelines.

Shula's Coach's Room | Naples All Star Events - Naples, Florida

VIP EXTRA held in Private Room

Currently sold-out, contact us for more information

VIP private social with Hall of Fame greats

Autographed basketball and 2 complimentary drink tickets

The Q&A immediately following

*Check in starts at 3:45 pm

INTRODUCING FOUR HALL OF FAME LEGENDS

When Nate Archibald was selected in the second round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals, scouts just hoped the 6-foot-1-inch guard from the University of Texas-El Paso could handle the NBA game and stay in the league a few seasons. Archibald proved to be unstoppable in the lane, a pinpoint passer with eyes everywhere and an outside shooter with unlimited range. He lasted 14 seasons, was a six-time NBA All Star, and was a three-time All-NBA First Team performer. Archibald became the standard for players of his size and ability.

In 1972, Archibald’s first season with the Kansas City-Omaha Kings, he averaged 34 points and 11.4 assists per outing, becoming the only player in NBA history to lead the league in those categories in the same season. Elected into the Basketball HOF in 1991 and named to the NBA Top 50 Team.

The only person in history to lead the NCAA, NBA, and ABA in scoring was never shy about getting his shot. In fact, Rick Barry was an aggressive force who used any means necessary to score and ultimately to win. Playing with an unrivaled passion and competitive streak, Barry was known for his slashing drives to the hoop with such reckless abandon that they either landed him two points or a trip to the free throw line where he was automatic.

In 1965, Barry single-handedly resurrected the University of Miami program, earning All-America honors while leading the nation in scoring (37.4 ppg) in his senior year. The next year Barry won Rookie of the Year honors in the NBA. From the perimeter, his deadeye outside jump shot was a lethal weapon that helped the Golden States Warriors to the 1975 NBA title. Barry picked up the Finals Most Valuable Player award for his efforts. Elected into the Basketball HOF in 1987 and named to the NBA Top 50 Team

At 6-foot-4, Sam Jones was the prototype of the tall guard. He could run the floor, bang the boards, and his rangy offensive game caused fits in his opponents. As a collegian, Jones was an offensive firehouse scoring 1,770 points while playing for Hall of Fame coach John McLendon at all-black North Carolina Central College. His senior season saw the fiery guard average a double-double in points and rebounds. His scoring aptitude continued and in the NBA he averaged over 17 points a game for his career. Always steady, always on top of his game, Sam Jones was a winner. One half of the “Jones Boys” of Boston, Sam teamed with K.C. Jones in the Celtics backcourt to create havoc in NBA arenas around the country. Jones favored an unorthodox but highly effective bank shot that became the muscle behind his and Boston’s ten NBA championships, including eight in a row from 1959 to 1966. Enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984.
At 6-foot-10 and 225 pounds, Kevin McHale’s nearly unstoppable array of low post moves – some of which he never did twice in the same game – revolutionized pivot play. He owned the low block on offense but when he was forced out beyond the paint McHale shot a soft fall-away jumper, launching the ball from way behind his head making the shot almost impossible to block. With the Boston Celtics, he teamed with Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Robert Parish to form “The Big Three,” one of the greatest frontlines in basketball history. Although known for his happy-go-lucky attitude off the court, at game time his play was precise and devastating.

Celebrated for his high-percentage shooting, McHale was the first player in NBA history to shoot 60 percent from the field and 80 percent from the foul line in the same season. Defensively, McHale’s long arms made him impassable and earned him All-Defensive First Team honors three times.