2024 Annual Legends Charity Luncheon
Keeping Our 40-year Tradition Alive!
Meet the Legends * Support Our Charitable Mission
*Honor Dave Weissman * See Old Friends * Have a Great Time
* Meet the Legends
* Support Our Charitable Mission
* Honor Dave Weissman
* See Old Friends
* Have a Great Time
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024
10 AM – 2 PM EST
Broken Sound Club | Boca Raton, FL
Gourmet Lunch | FREE Valet Parking | Door Prizes + MORE!
* We Welcome Spouses, Significant Others & All Guests *
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⭐️Our Honored Guests ⭐️
Tal Brody to Receive First Annual Willis Reed Courage Award at January 17 Annual Charity Legends Luncheon
The South Florida Basketball Association is both proud and excited to announce that Israel’s Mr Basketball Tal Brody will be the recipient of the inaugural Willis Reed Courage Award at our Annual Charity Legends Luncheon on January 17 at The Broken Sound Club.
All of us who grew up around basketball in the Sixties and Seventies know the legend of Tal Brody, an All-American at the University of Illinois, the 12th pick in the NBA draft who instead made Aliya to Israel and went on to become Mr Basketball there.
A Special Presentation to Lenny Wilkens of the Inaugural Lenny Wilkens Lifetime Achievement Award
Philanthropist, Hall of Fame NBA player and coach, Lenny Wilkens is being honored by the SFBA with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lenny has been inducted three times into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, first in 1989 as an outstanding point guard, as a NBA champion coach in 1998 and again in 2010 as an assistant coach on the US Olympic “Dream Team.”
He was a member of the NBA 50th anniversary team in 1996 and in 2021 Wilkens was named to the 75th Anniversary team. In 2022 he was named one of the 15 greatest coaches in NBA history and he is also a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1979 Lenny won the NBA championship as coach of the Seattle Super Sonics, he is a 13-time NBA all-star.
Lenny, who grew up in Bedford-Stuy, starred at Boys High where he was a teammate of LA Dodgers star Tommy Davis and played for coach Mickey Fisher. He was a two-time All-American at Providence College and played in the NBA for the St Louis Hawks, Seattle Super Sonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Portland Trail Blazers. He was a player-coach for both Seattle and Portland and also coached in Cleveland, Atlanta, and Toronto and for the Knicks.
He and his wife, Marilyn, are founders of the Lenny Wilkens Foundation for Children.
Our South Florida Man of the Year Honoree Tony Fiorentino
Tony Fiorentino’s name is synonymous with the South Florida basketball community as a coach and a color commentator with the Miam Heat. Tony has been part of the Heat organization since it joined the NBA in 1988, first as an assistant coach under Ron Rothstein, who he knew from his days as basketball coach at Mount Vernon High School. Tony also coached under Alvin Gentry and Pat Riley and was an assistant coach with the Heat’s sister team, the Miami Sol in the WNBA. In 2004 he replaced Mike Fratello as the Heat’s main TV color commentator and remained in that position until 2018. Today he is a Miami Heat ambassador and director of the franchise’s very popular summer basketball camp program. Tony played his college ball at Concordia College in Bronxville, NY.
A Special Video Presentation by Shaq
The 4-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer, Shaq will make a special presentation to the South Florida Basketball Association. Shaq, who was the first-round draft choice of the Orlando Magic and won championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, is now a member of the Emmy winning TNT Inside the NBA. He is a multi-dimensional talent and all-around good-guy.
⭐️Our Master of Ceremonies⭐️