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NBA ALL-STAR 2014 BBVA COMPASS RISING STARS CHALLENGE
AND JAM SESSION TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

Tickets Available at New Orleans Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster.com

November 19, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – NBA All-Star 2014 is coming to New Orleans and fans looking to be part of the excitement will have the chance to attend a variety of events being held in the area Feb. 13-16. Beginning today at 10 a.m. CST/11 a.m. EST, tickets for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge and NBA All-Star Jam Session will go on sale. Tickets for both events start at $10 and are available on Ticketmaster.com and at the New Orleans Arena Box Office.

NBA BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge – BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge provides fans with an opportunity to watch the NBA’s newest stars in action. For the third year in a row, the two competing teams will consist of nine rookies and nine sophomores. The game is scheduled to take place on Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. CST at the New Orleans Arena.

NBA All-Star Jam Session – NBA All-Star Jam Session is the premier fan event during NBA All-Star. The four-day, family-friendly experience will transform the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center into the world’s largest interactive basketball theme park. With non-stop NBA All-Star entertainment for all ages, Jam Session is THE PLACE for fans to shoot, score, and slam just like their favorite NBA and WNBA players and legends. Jam Session provides fans with a chance to enjoy the NBA like never before and gain unique and up-close access to NBA and WNBA players and legends. NBA All-Star Jam Session dates and times are as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 13&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, Feb. 14&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, Feb. 15&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, Feb. 16&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

About NBA All-Star 2014:
NBA All-Star 2014 in New Orleans will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. The 63rd NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16, at the New Orleans Arena, will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 12th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 30th year of All-Star coverage. Other events at NBA All-Star 2014 will include State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, NBA Development League All-Star Game, Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, and NBA All-Star Jam Session.