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NBA to debut interactive basketball fan event at All-Star 2016 in Toronto

NBA Centre Court to offer basketball activities, skills competitions and programming on more than 40 courts and baskets

POSTED: Jan 11, 2016 8:18 AM ET

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NBA All-Star 2016 is coming to Toronto, and NBA Centre Court is one of the many ways fans can be a part of the excitement. From Feb. 12 to 14, NBA Centre Court at Enercare Centre will celebrate the game of basketball and engage fans of all ages by offering activities, skills competitions and programming on more than 40 courts and baskets. Tickets go on sale tomorrow on NBATickets.com and start at $15 CAD.

At NBA Centre Court, basketball aficionados looking to take their game to the next level can attend all-day, hands-on instructional clinics conducted by current and former NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League players. NBA mascots, dance teams and dunk squads will entertain fans, and an NBA Fan Combine will give visitors a chance to see if they have what it takes to make it to the NBA by putting their speed, shooting and ballhandling skills to the test. NBA Centre Court will also include an NBA All-Star Shop offering a wide selection of merchandise.

As part of All-Star's celebration of basketball, NBA Centre Court will host special programming, including the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified SportsĀ® Basketball Game and Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Unified Game will bring together NBA legends, current and former WNBA players and 12 Special Olympics All-Star athletes from across the world in a 40-minute exhibition game. A clinic with Special Olympics youth athletes will follow the game.

NBA Centre Court dates and times are as follows. For more information, follow @NBAAllStar on Twitter or visit NBATickets.com. Fans can also be part of the conversation and share their NBA Centre Court experiences using #NBACentreCourt.

Friday, Feb. 12
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 13
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, Feb. 14
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET

Sportsnet and TSN television networks will simulcast NBA All-Star 2016 broadcasts in Canada, in association with Turner Sports' exclusive coverage on TNT in the United States and ESPN's coverage of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. This marks the first time the two Canadian networks will simulcast NBA All-Star events domestically.

About NBA All-Star 2016

NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto -- the first All-Star to be held outside of the U.S. -- will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league's history for a global celebration of the game. The 65th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Air Canada Centre, will reach fans in more than 200 countries in more than 40 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game in the U.S. for the 14th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 31st year of All-Star coverage. The Air Canada Centre will also host the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 12 and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 13. Other events at NBA All-Star 2016 include the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and the NBA Development League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire.