The featured speaker for the San Marino City Club’s first live and in person meeting since the start of the pandemic to be held September 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the San Marino Center is NBA Hall of Famer and longtime San Marino resident Andrew D. Bernstein. Andy will share his behind-the-scenes stories as the NBA’s head photographer as well as the “Mamba Mentality” it takes to succeed in the competitive world of sports photography. He will also discuss the process of building “Legends of Sport” – a sports based content platform and his weekly podcast, Legends Of Sport. Doors to the San Marino Center will open at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. For those unable to attend in-person, the meeting will be accessible via Zoom. There will be no reception prior to the start of the meeting.
Like many of the professional athletes he photographs, Andrew D. Bernstein is recognized as an all-star in sports photography. The unique personal rapport Bernstein has developed with athletes, coaches and teams over the years allows him exclusive access to special behind-the scenes moments. A co-founder of NBA Photos, Bernstein is the key photographic contributor to NBA Entertainment’s global media platforms, which include NBA.com
, all league publications and NBA licensed products. He has been the team photographer for twelve professional home teams which won championships in basketball (Lakers in 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2020), baseball (Dodgers in 1988) and hockey (Kings in 2012 and 2014). Bernstein has covered 40 NBA Finals and 38 All-Star Games as the senior NBA photographer.
In 2018, Bernstein collaborated with five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant on the worldwide bestselling book “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play,” a unique look at Bryant’s 20 year career through Bernstein’s lens. Previous books include “NBA Hoop Shots: Classic Moments From a Super Era” published in 1996 and “Journey To The Ring” co-authored with Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson in 2010.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame named Bernstein a 2018 Curt Gowdy award recipient, acknowledging his contributions to basketball media. This prestigious award is presented annually to members of the electronic and print media whose longtime efforts have made a significant contribution to the game of basketball. Bernstein is the second photographer to receive this honor.
Bernstein co-founded a new sports content platform called “Legends Of Sport”. His weekly podcast is co-produced and distributed by the Los Angeles Times to all major platforms.
Legends Of Sport can be followed on: Twitter @legends_ofsport, Instagram @legendsofsport, website www.legendsofsport.net
, YouTube and TikTok at Legends Of Sport. Bernstein’s photography can be found at www.adbapi.com
and Instagram @adbphotoinc.
The City Club will also have “10 minute” update from David Irie, San Marino High Schools Athletic Director on fall sports.
Members can register and pay for their guests via the City Club’s website located at www.sanmarinocityclub.org
. Guests are also welcome to attend this live and in person event for $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for children under 18 payable prior to the start of the program by also pre-registering for the event at the City Club’s website located at www.sanmarinocityclub.org
. You do not need to be a member to attend this special event.
COVID PROTOCOLS: All participants will be required to show proof of vaccination or a current negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the meeting. Masks will be required to be worn inside the San Marino Center except when eating or drinking.
The San Marino City Club is a non-profit civic organization that since 1926 has been dedicated to obtaining for the citizens of the San Marino the best civic, educational and cultural services and facilities possible, and to encouraging and promoting the highest standards of citizenship among its membership. City Club membership is open to residents of the San Marino Unified School District, officials of the School District or the City of San Marino, persons who conduct their business or profession within the School District or persons who have a significant and ongoing relationship with the San Marino Community. Membership provides the member with eight meetings that feature timely, important, and informative speakers of both local and national interest and on a wide variety of subjects, and the opportunity to meet many of San Marino’s elected officials, city and school district leaders and of course its wonderful citizens. More information on City Club (including information on how to join the Club) is always available on the City Club’s website at www.sanmarinocityclub.org