Vipers to Host NBA Development League Draft Watch Party on November 5 at Jacksons

October 28, 2009

MCALLEN, TEXAS - The NBA Development League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced today that they are hosting an NBA Development League Draft viewing party on Thursday, November 5 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Jackson’s All American Sports Grill on the corner of N. 10th St. and Dove Ave. in McAllen.

The event is free and all are welcome to attend to not only watch the draft as it happens on NBA TV, but through a web cam in the war room in Houston which will allow for interaction during the draft following the first round.

Fans will receive instant analysis of the draft as it happens from the Vipers broadcast team of Alex Del Barrio and Jonah Goldberg as they host Inside the Vipers Nest on Jack 104.9/95.3 FM at Jackson’s. The show runs from 6-to-7:00, but Del Barrio and Goldberg will continue to announce the Vipers picks throughout the draft.

Jackson’s will be holding the following drink specials during the party:

  • $2.00 Washington Apple Shots
  • $3.00 Long Island Ice Teas
  • $5.00 32 oz Domestic Draft Beers
  • $7.00 32 oz Imported Draft Beers
  • $12.00 Domestic Buckets (six bottles of beer)

The following appetizers will be 50% off:

  • Queso Dip
  • Spinach Artichock Dip
  • South Western Egg Rolls
  • Cheese Quesadillas

Additionally, buffalo wings will cost 50 cents and anybody wearing a Vipers or NBA jersey will get 10% off their bill.

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA Development League of the NBA Houston Rockets. The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league and featured 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA teams during the 2008-09 season. This fall, two new NBA Development League teams will begin play in Portland, Maine and Springfield, Mass.-- the birthplace of basketball. Eighty-four former NBA Development League players were on 2008-09 NBA end-of-season rosters, amounting to almost 20 percent of NBA players, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Development League Cares programs. The NBA Development League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA Development League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.