MIAMI, May 12 - The Miami HEAT are encouraging fans not to miss Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals as the entire afternoon will be a celebration of the recent announcement that LeBron James has been named the Kia Most Valuable Playerthe first Miami HEAT player to win the prestigious award. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series against the Indiana Pacers will be hosted at the AmericanAirlines Arena Sunday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m.
The following is a list of the activities planned for Game 1:
The Kia Most Valuable Player Award Presentation will take place pre-game. Fans are encouraged to arrive early.
In recognition of LeBron James' signature headgear, all fans in attendance will receive a LeBron James headband presented by Nike. Fans will be asked to put on their headbands prior to the start of the pre-game MVP ceremony to show their appreciation for the team's first-ever MVP.
20,000 LeBron James placards will be distributed to all fans as they enter the Arena. The placards feature an image of LeBron James and are presented by Kia.
Miami Hoops Gear will have the exclusive LeBron James MVP t-shirt available for purchase at the flagship store in the Arena, the satellite sales locations throughout the concourses, at the Dolphin Mall location and online at MiamiHoopsGear.com.
A commemorative version of TIPOFF, the official game day program, will honor Jamess MVP achievements and will be distributed to fans as they enter the Arena.
All remaining tickets for Sunday's Game 1 may be purchased online here or at the AmericanAirlines Arena Ticket Office. Doors to the AmericanAirlines Arena will open 90 minutes prior to the published game time.
The 2012 White Hot HEAT Playoffs are presented by Miccosukee Resort & Gaming.