The National Basketball Retired Players Association and Frenchy began their relationship last year during the NBA All Star Weekend 2012 in Orlando, Florida. Frenchy produced paintings the entire weekend, creating three in the Members Lounge at Disney’s Dolphin Hotel and yet another at a press conference featuring Julius “Dr. J” Erving.
NBA: All-Star Weekend: Frenchy Creates Painting for David Stern Retirement on Behalf of NBRPA
NBA All Star Weekend | February 14th – 17th, 2013 | Houston, Texas
To continue the relationship, the NBRPA thought Frenchy would be the perfect candidate to take part in a retirement gift presentation to David Stern. On the evening of Friday, February 15 2013 Frenchy was on-hand in the ballroom at the NBA Retired Players Hotel, which is the host venue for all NBRPA events and activities. There he produced a live painting featuring David Stern and Magic Johnson commemorating the moment Stern presented Johnson with the 1997 NBA MVP Award.
On Saturday, Feb 16th Frenchy’s special painting would be presented, in person, to the retiring NBA Commissioner on behalf of the National Basketball Retired Players Association.