NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2007 – Twenty-two of the top wheelchair basketball players from across the country will participate in the 2007 NBA/National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) All-Star Wheelchair Classic on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. PST at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino South Convention Center during NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas.

“The NWBA would like to thank the NBA for the opportunity to showcase our game at its highest level, said Todd Hatfield, NWBA Executive Director. “Fans will be surprised and amazed by the skill and athleticism displayed by these athletes.”

In addition, the NWBA All-Stars will host their annual basketball clinic on Wednesday Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. PT, for over 20 junior wheelchair athletes at Doolittle Community Center in Las Vegas as part of the NBA Cares All-Star Caravan.

The 2007 NBA/NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Classic will feature the top wheelchair athletes selected from wheelchair teams that are members of the NWBA. The players, selected by the NWBA, are divided into East and West All-Stars. For more information on the NWBA go to www.NWBA.org.

NWBA East All-Star Team
Charlotte Rollin’ Bobcats-Mike Hudson
Chicago Wheelchair Bulls-Curtis Lease
Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks-Jeff Glasbrenner
Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks-Paul Schulte
Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks-Steve Welch
Magee Sixers Spokesmen-Valdez Bradley
Miami Heat Wheels-Carlos Ocasio
Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks-Gavin Cloy
Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks-Jeremy Lade
NY Rollin' Knicks-Kevin Grant
NY Rollin' Knicks-Dave Snowden
Coach-Steve Wilson
NWBA West All-Star Team
Denver Rolling Nuggets-Jeff Nelms
Denver Rolling Nuggets-Paul Capasso
Denver Rolling Nuggets-Jeff Townsend
Golden State Road Warriors-Chuck Gill
Golden State Road Warriors-Trooper Johnson
Houston Rolling Rockets-Juan Rios
Phoenix Banner Suns-Tommy Schroeder
San Antonio Spurs II-David Gonzales
San Antonio Spurs II-Willie Jackson
Utah Wheelin’ Jazz-Jeff Griffin
Utah Wheelin’ Jazz-Mike Schlappi
Coach-Paul Jackson

NBA All-Star 2007 will not only showcase the world’s greatest athletes playing the world’s greatest game, but will also celebrate the NBA’s tradition and commitment to social responsibility with over 20 of NBA Cares events taking place throughout the greater Las Vegas area. The NBA Cares Community Caravan will feature a full schedule of events beginning on Feb. 12, 2007, including reading rallies, fitness clinics, Habitat for Humanity builds, a hospital visit, a court refurbishment, and the annual All-Star legacy project which this year features the creation of a Learn and Play Center at the Mabel Hoggard Elementary School.

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association is comprised of 181 basketball teams within twenty-two conferences. The NWBA was founded in 1948, and today consists of men's, women's, intercollegiate, and youth teams throughout the United States of America and Canada.

NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas is the ultimate destination for basketball fans who want to experience the thrill and excitement of NBA All-Star 2007. Jam Session is the world's largest interactive basketball theme park featuring over 400,000 square feet of non-stop NBA All-Star action. Jam Session features over 30 basketball-themed attractions where fans can compare their hand and shoe sizes with those of their favorite NBA players; compete against friends at on-court skills challenges; watch youngsters slam dunk and hit three-pointers at the Kids Zone, and see NBA and WNBA players and Legends.

Jam Session also offers an extensive trading card and collectibles area and an NBA Store where fans can purchase NBA and NBA All-Star merchandise. Center Court will host the NBA All-Star Practice presented by Toyota, where fans can see the East and West squads practice for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game; highlight the emerging talent of D-League players during the D-League All-Star Game; and feature today’s celebrities emulating the skills and styles of their favorite NBA and WNBA players during the McDonald’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by 2KSports. Center Court provides fans the chance to get up close and personal with their favorite NBA stars and celebrities.

Fans can call 1-866-NBA-JAMS or log on to NBA.com/jamsession for more information on NBA All-Star Jam Session.