The NBA is coming to Chengdu.
In collaboration with the Chengdu Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, the Chengdu Charity Federation, and the Red Cross, the NBA will bring legends "Big Shot Bob" Robert Horry and Chris Mullin, as well as NBA Development League players to Sichuan from April 16 to 18.
The event is billed as "part of the NBA's continued commitment to support rebuilding efforts in the earthquake stricken Sichuan Province."
The NBA Cares charity event includes two exhibition games in which seven-time NBA champion Horry and former Olympic Dream Team member Mullin will play alongside the Beijing Aoshen team, including former Laker Sun Yue, against the D-League players.
To round out the entertainment, the New Jersey Nets dance team and the team mascot, will "provide fans with an authentic NBA game experience ... designed to maximize fans [sic] enjoyment and experience at the game." One hundred students and orphans from the Dujiangyan Qingcheng Mountain Advanced Secondary School will be invited to attend the exhibition games.
Prior to the games, NBA Cares, "the league's global social responsibility program," will unveil four refurbished courts at the school.
Saturday, April, 17, 7:25 p.m. at the Shuangliu Sports Center. Tickets: RMB 80 to 380.
Sunday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. at the Sichuan Provincial Gymnasium. Tickets: RMB50 to 380
Tickets for the two exhibition games can be purhcased online at Piao or by calling 400-610-3721 or 66510500/600 or
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