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More than 1,000 Jam Session tickets given away at King Cake event

By: Samantha McLain,,

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans hosted an event at City Park’s Peristyle on Thursday to get fans excited for NBA All-Star Jam Session 2014 which opens next week.

Fans had the chance to win NBA Jam Session tickets and NBA merchandise by scoring a lucky token from a piece of a 50-foot king cake. More than 1,000 Jam Session tickets were given away.

“I’m excited to be out here meeting fans and getting everyone excited for NBA All-Star 2014 and Jam Session,” Evans said. “I think it’s a good chance for the kids to come out and meet some of their favorite players. Jam Session has a ton of basketball courts. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m excited about All-Star in New Orleans. Everyone in New Orleans has been so welcoming to me and I know they are going to welcome NBA fans just like they did me when I got here.”

NBA Jam Session will run from Thursday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 16. For more information visit,

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