NBA All-Star to Host Fan Events Throughout Central Florida

January 25, 2012

NEW YORK – NBA All-Star is coming to Orlando and fans looking to be part of the excitement will have the chance to attend a variety of events being held in Central Florida from Feb. 23 – 26. Beginning tomorrow, tickets for fan events including the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, NBA All-Star Practice, NBA Rising Stars Challenge and NBA All-Star Jam Session will begin to go on sale.

Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (on sale Jan. 25) – Watch some of the hottest celebrities from film, TV and music, along with some of your favorite NBA Legends take their skills to Center Court for a fun and entertaining basketball game. The Celebrity Game takes place Friday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. EST at NBA All-Star Jam Session, inside the Orange County Convention Center. Tickets are offered in the following price range: $50 for upper bowl and $75 for lower bowl. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST on Jan 25, fans can visit NBA.com/allstar2012, the official web site for NBA All-Star 2012, to purchase tickets.

NBA All-Star Practice (on sale Jan. 26) – The 2012 NBA All-Star Players and Coaches from the Eastern and Western Conference hold the official All-Star practice session on Jam Session’s Center Court. The All-Star Practice takes place Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10:45 a.m. EST at NBA All-Star Jam Session, inside the Orange County Convention Center. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the 2012 All-Stars. Tickets are offered in the following price range: $50 for upper bowl and $75 for lower bowl. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST on Jan. 26, fans can visit NBA.com/allstar2012 to purchase tickets.

NBA Rising Stars Challenge (on sale Jan. 27) – NBA Rising Stars Challenge provides fans with an opportunity to watch the brightest young stars from the Rookie and Sophomore classes in action. This game will take place Friday, Feb. 24 at 9:00 p.m. EST at the Amway Center. Tickets are offered in the following price range: $35 for upper bowl and $50 for lower bowl. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST on Jan. 27 fans can visit NBA.com/allstar2012 to purchase tickets.

NBA All-Star Jam Session (on sale Jan. 31) – NBA All-Star Jam Session, the premier fan event of NBA All-Star, is nonstop basketball excitement for all ages! Fans can shoot, slam, dribble and drive all day, compete against their friends in skills challenges, and collect FREE autographs from NBA players and legends. Young fans can hang out in the Kids Zone, with hoops and interactive activities that are the perfect size for kids' slam dunks, three-pointers and jump shots. Jam Session tips off at the Orange County Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 23 and goes through Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets are offered in the following price ranges: Thursday, Feb.23 and Friday, Feb. 24 Adults $20, Kids (3-12) $12, Seniors/Military (with valid ID) $12, and Kids (2 and under) free. Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday Feb. 26 Adults $30, Kids (3-12) $20, Senior/ Military $20, Kids (2 and under) free. Tickets for Jam Session are sold on a timed-entry basis.