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Spike Lee, Fabolous, Victor Cruz, And More Attend Michael B. Jordan’s Boardroom x Legacy Classic Brunch

Media, sports, and business powerhouses gathered together to support Michael B. Jordan's HBCU basketball-focused QQQ Legacy Classic weekend.

Media, sports, and business powerhouses gathered together to support Michael B. Jordan’s HBCU basketball-focused QQQ Legacy Classic weekend.

On Friday, Feb. 2, prominent figures like Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, The Huffington Post Founder Arianna Huffington, NFL alums Victor Cruz and Justin Tuck, and radio personalities Angie Martinez and Ebro Darden, among many others, gathered at the Zero Bond in New York, for an intimate invite-only sit down brunch hosted by Michael B. Jordan and Rich Kleiman, CEO of Boardroom, the media brand he co-founded with Kevin Durant.

Held as part of Jordan’s annual Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic weekend, the Boardroom x Legacy Classic Brunch allowed for a select group of HBCU alumni to further their careers and professional networks by meeting with esteemed NYC executives, founders, and personalities in sports, entertainment, and business. The brunch also included a formal conversation with Jordan and Kleiman aimed at providing HBCU alums with opportunities for connection and engagement with highly successful and influential professionals in New York City.

“The kernel of the idea for the Legacy Classic came from watching the Maui Invitational. I wanted to create that environment and chemistry with HBCU culture and bring it back to my hometown of Newark,” Jordan said, as captured by Haute Living.

“With rooms like this, we can bridge the gap between the HBCU community and the corporate world to find new opportunities.”

“I’m a proud third-generation Morehouse man,” Spike Lee added. “You have to remember – Black schools were formed because we weren’t allowed at white colleges and universities. We must support the institutions that supported us and got us where we needed to go when we were shunned by everywhere else.”

Other attendees included journalist Taylor Rooks, American Express National Bank CEO Anré Williams, Lazard President Ray McGuire, co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box Andrew Sorkin, Primetime Partners Co-Founder and Chairperson Alan Patricof, rapper Fabolous, designer Ronnie Fieg, artist and designer KAWS, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman, Apollo Partner Reed Rayman, Tribeca Enterprises co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal, and Zero Bond Founder Scott Sartiano.