NEW YORK – Tickets for the 2013 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (NYSE: S) will go on sale Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. CST/11 a.m. EST. The game, featuring some of the biggest names in entertainment going head-to-head on the hardwood, will take place on Friday, Feb. 15, at the George R. Brown Convention Center inside NBA All-Star Jam Session’s Sprint Arena in Houston.
Tickets for the game will be available at nba.com/allstar2013. Ticket prices start at $50 and include admission to NBA All-Star Jam Session on Friday, Feb. 15, where fans of all ages can meet and collect free autographs from NBA All-Stars, score game-changing tips from current players and legends and test their hoops skills in more than 500,000 square feet of All-Star action.
For the ninth straight year, ESPN will televise the game, which will also feature former NBA players and current WNBA players, beginning at 6 p.m. CST/7 p.m. EST. Fans can also view the game through NBA Game Time from Sprint application, available on Android and iOS, as well as via WatchESPN on computers, tablets, and phones. The game rosters are subject to change without notice. Visit NBA.com/allstar2013 for more information.
**A $20 TICKET (STANDARD PRICE OF ADMISSION) TO JAM SESSION ON FRIDAY, FEB. 15, DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TO THE CELEBRITY GAME.**
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About NBA All-Star Jam Session
NBA All-Star Jam Session located in the George R. Brown Convention Center, features more than 500,000 square feet of NBA All-Star excitement. The marquee fan event of NBA All-Star, Jam Session is non-stop basketball action where fans of all ages can shoot, slam and dribble all day, compete in skills challenges and collect FREE autographs from NBA Players and Legends. Fans can create their own unique All-Star experience, including meeting and scoring game-changing basketball tips. Young fans can hang out at the Kids Zone – with hoops and interactive activities that are the perfect size for kids’ slam dunks, three-pointers and jump shots. For fans who want NBA entertainment, Jam Session features the NBA’s favorite players, celebrities, mascots and dance teams as they hit the court in a variety of basketball competitions, including the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and the NBA All-Star Practice.