Fans to Cast Their Votes on NBA.com for First-Ever NBA All-Star Dance Team in Las Vegas
Posted Jan 11 2007 12:21PM
NEW YORK, JAN. 3, 2007 – Beginning Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, fans worldwide will have the opportunity to vote for the members of the first-ever NBA All-Star Dance Team on NBA.com. Dancers from all 30 NBA teams will compete for a coveted spot on the 2007 Las Vegas NBA All-Star Dance Team. Balloting will continue on NBA.com through Friday, Jan. 19.
This elite squad featuring a cast of America’s top NBA dance professionals will perform during fan events in Las Vegas including NBA All-Star Jam Session, McDonald’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by 2K Sports, and the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, airing live on Sunday, Feb. 18, on TNT, ESPN Radio and in 215 countries and territories worldwide.
The 2007 Las Vegas NBA All-Star Dance Team ballot will feature 30-second video vignettes from each of the nominees to assist fans in the voting process and allow them the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the dancers’ professional as well as personal backgrounds. The dancer with the most votes from each team will earn a position on the first-ever NBA All-Star Dance Team and a trip to Las Vegas, the official host city of NBA All-Star 2007. While in Las Vegas, dancers will sport exclusive adidas gear, including specially designed Eastern and Western Conference All-Star jerseys. The 2007 Las Vegas NBA All-Star Dance Team’s airfare will be provided by Southwest Airlines, the official airline of NBA All-Star 2007.
A total of 90 dancers – three from each team – will be listed on the ballot including members of the first-ever Boston Celtics Dance Team and perennial fan favorites such as the Laker Girls and Miami Heat Dancers. Voters may select one dancer from each NBA franchise to represent their team in Las Vegas. The 90 dancers on the ballot were selected by their respective teams. The final roster will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, on NBA.com and NBA TV.