As title partner of the Rookie Challenge and overall NBA Rookie Program, T-Mobile has teamed up with the NBA and NBA Cares to create the 2007 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Las Vegas youth to experience NBA All-Star 2007!

During the 2007 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, more than 6,000 T-Mobile Huddle Up All-Stars, representing the Clark County School District, Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and After-School All-Stars programs will get the best seats in the house and fill the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center. The T-Mobile Huddle Up All-Stars will be exposed to some of the NBA's brightest young stars as the Rookies take on the Sophomores for bragging rights, while participating in many of the in-arena elements as ball boys and ball girls, helping to introduce the players and much, much, more.

In order to qualify to become a T-Mobile Huddle Up All-Star, middle school students, between the ages of 11-15, from all over Las Vegas area are pledging commitments to leadership, community service, reading and citizenship. T-Mobile Huddle Up is T-Mobile's community relations program that focuses on connecting kids across the country to positive people, places and programs.

To learn more about T-Mobile's partnership with the NBA visit

Remember to tune in to TNT on February 16 at 6:00PM for the 2007 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam!

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Bob Lanier and Jerome Williams spoke to students from James Cashman Middle School about their chance to become T-Mobile Huddle Up All-Stars and experience the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam at NBA All-Star 2007 that will take place on Friday Feb. 16. The event will feature this year's top rookies taking on the league's best second-year players.
Check out the photo gallery from the event.