Below are the group of lucky draw winners who won the all-star trip via promotions conducted by various TV stations.



Ms. Bong-sin Kim and Mr. Won-il Kim
TV Station
: MBC ESPN
Country
: South Korea
Background
: Mr. Kim previoulsy lived in Washington and fell in love
with the NBA
Fav Team
: Washington Wizards

We attended the arena tour today and it was really excited to be able to get so close to the court and see all the behind the scenes area of the arena.

Rookie Challenge was an amazing experience since it's our first time to be personally attending an All-Star event instead of watching it on TV.

Welcome Party at the Space Center was interesting but we would like to attend parties that are more NBA/ basketball themed rather than having too much of a Space atmostphere.

Saturday
All the travelling finally caught up with us today and we were too tired to join the other sweepstakes winners on the city tour. Luckily, the rest helped us prepared for such a high energy event tonight.

It's really different when you see all the great dunks in person!
Mr. Karl-Andre Koester and Mr. Thomas Droste
TV Station
: Premiere
Country
: Germany

Andre:
Huge fan of the Lakers. He first came in the US in the 80's and fell in love with the team.

He's a true nostalgic of the "Showtime" period. Big fan of Magic.

Very excited about the AS experience.
Mr. Laurent Guyon and Mr. Didier Roth
TV Station
: Canal+
Country
: France


Laurent:
Fav team: Bulls until Jordan retirement then Spurs (he's a Tony Parker fan). particularly excited about Tony's selection to the AS this year. Lives in Creteil near Paris. Sport Addict: works as a personnal trainer. He's a former professionnal swimmer.

Didier: Fav teams: Bulls and Lakers. huge fan of Pete Maravich. Also fan of Jordan, Magic, Shaq and TP). Lives in Velizy near Paris. Works as an IT Manager.

Both share the same passion for roling playing games (mmorpg). First trip to the US. Very excited during the Rookie. Look forward to be able to see TP on Sat and Sun.

Friday
Welcome Party at the Space Center was very interesting. big science fiction fan, bring back some stuff to family.

Saturday
Very excited and happy about Tony parker's victory at Radio Shack Shooting Stars. True fan of Magic, was very happy to see him participating to the contest.

Sunday
Enjoyed spending a few hours at Jam Session this morning. as true NBA fans, felt blessed to have the opportunity to enjoy the Saturday Night show live. Being able to see the players tremendous performances live as well as the "NBA show" has been an unforgettable experience so far.

Really enjoyed the pre game show as well as the game itself. Very proud of Tony Parker's performance. Very impressed to see players like Shaq, Kobe or Lebron live.

Mr. Eloi Assy and Mr. Paul Assy
TV Station
: Canal+ Horizon
Country
: Africa


Eloi:
Second trip to the US (first one in Chicago 15 years ago). He's a doctor in Abidjan/Ivory Coast.

Used to play national Basketball competition with Abidjan University from 1975 to 1985. Huge bball fan. Very excited about the trip and all the activities.

His son Paul is 13 years old. First time he takes the plane and leaves Ivory Coast. Bball fan as well. Seems very impressed by this experience.

Friday
Had fun at the Space Center. Party was terrific. Amazing experience to be able to access the NASA buildings.

Saturday

First time paul and eloy had the opportunity to visit such a big Aquarium
great knowledge of NBA history/legend players. were impressed by arena size. first time to be personally attending an All-Star event instead of watching it on TV.

Sunday
really impressed by the Jam Session: player's appearances, music, number of attractions, fans.. Spent some time at the NBA Store, buying stuff for their whole family. First time they can see so many basketball-related activities in the such a big place. Really appreciated show as a whole on Saturday Night (size of the arena, entertainment, players performances).

Had a great time during pregame party and very excited during the game. Really appreciated to be part of the happy few attending such an event.

Mr. Patrick Takahashi and Ms. Pia Takahashi
TV Station
: Canal+
Country
: Sweden
Ms. Isabella Anderson and Mr. Evgeny Vento
TV Station
: Canal+
Country
: Finland


Bought a Spalding All-Star Basketball. Very excited during Slam Dunk Contest.

Evgeny was born in Russia where he played basketball during 16 years before moving to finland. He played with andrei kirilenko in St Petersbourg and they won national youth competition together in 1993. He is a true basketball fan and really enjoyed this week end's festivitied..

Mr. Igor Gerosa and Massimiliano Marioli
TV Station
: Sky Italy
Country
: Italy

Come from Como (Lake region in the North of Italy). Sorry but they only speak italian...

Sunday
Had fun during the Aquarium tour and enjoyed the Houston tour as well. Were vey excited during Slam Dunk Contest and Nate Robinson's performance. Enjoyed the Jam Session attractions and central court games. Very excited about the game tonight.
Mr. Mathieu Bauduin and Ms. Cathy Jadoul
TV Station
: Be TV
Country
: Belgium

Friday

Welcome Party at the Space Center was interesting but would like to attend parties that are more NBA themed rather than having too much of a Space atmostphere.

Saturday
City tour was great, especially time spent at the aquarium.
felt blessed to me be able to attend the AS Saturday Night and get such a behind the scene access during the WE.
Mr. Agusti Prats Palou and Mr. Amau Prats Bota
TV Station
: TV3
Country
: Spain
Mr. Agusti Prats Palou and Mr. Amau Prats Bota
TV Station
: TV3
Country
: Spain

Sunday
Became crazy when Pau Gasol entered the court and everytime he touched the ball. Both winners had bring Spanish flags and very extremely proud of being live witnesses of this event.
Mr. Davy Donckers and Ms. Cindy Boeckmans
TV Station
: TV3
Country
: Flanders

Davy:
Fav team: NY Knicks. fell in love with the team during his first trip to the US in the 90's (fan of Ewing and Johnson).

Cindy: Fav player: Dennis Rodman
Live in Aarschot near Brussels

Cindy works as a teacher for blind kids and Davy is accountant.
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