On February 17, New Orleans will host its fourth major sporting event in the last two months. The NBA Allstars are coming to town.
The 2008 Game
Last year it was Las Vegas. This year, the NBA is taking its stars to a fan favorite sport venue--New Orleans. The city is popular with fans because of the location of the facilities here--so many great hotels and wonderful restaurants are located within easy walking distance of both the Superdome and the New Orleans Arena. At the Allstar Game, you will likely get to see the likes of Kobe Bryant, Shaq, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, and many others superstars, (including, we hope, our own Chris Paul, David West, and Peja Stojakovic.)
More NBA Activities
The week leading up to the game features a lot of activities in which the NBA gives back to the community. There will also be fan festivals: the NBA All-Star Jam Session, Thursday the 14th through Sunday the 17th at the Morial Convention Center; the NBA Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam on Friday, February 14 at the Arena; and the Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest, on Saturday the 16th, at the Arena.
The NBA Allstar Legacy
NBA Cares activities include the NBA All-Star Legacy Project. Current and former NBA and WNBA players work with Habitat for Humanity building homes. Some will run youth basketball and fitness clinics, as well as visit local schools and hospitals cheeringthe kids while promoting the value and importance of reading.
The Starters for the East and West have been announced. See if your favorite is in!.
New Orleans Music
At the break on the floor will be a great performance by many New Orleans Musicians including Dr. John.
Watch the Game on TNT
If you can't make it to New Orleans, the big game will be televised on TNT. Tip off is set for 8 pm CST on February 27th.
You can get more information at the NBA website