I’ve been to a few All-Star games and events before, but I’d never experienced Jam Session: which is a great experience for any NBA fan.
The games at the Amway Center cost a pretty penny to attend, so it’s nice that there’s an option for the average basketball fan to get to participate in the weekend. Already being in Orlando, Scott and I took advantage of this, and saw a lot without having to drop a few grand on tickets.
Friday at Jam Session: Hanging with the Players
Scott and I invited friends, Kari and her boyfriend JT to join us, and they seemed to have fun right off the bat!
Scott was the only one who had ever been to Jam Session before, so he took the liberty of showing us around.
We started by looking all of the NBA History exhibits and Scott seemed to fit right in, naturally.
I got to see the inspiration for my favorite go-to dunk I performed in almost every dunking dancers show:
Kari and I both performed with the team and will be happy to take questions on dunking at the end of the post…
in the comments section. 🙂
We also found some crazy Renaissance basketball gear back from the 1920s.
Oh look what trouble we found over by the Kia booth: It was Coyote from the San Antonio Spurs.
Before long, it was time for the main event at Center Court: The 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Show Down. Sitting sideline were the Kicks City Dancers! I was happy to see some familiar faces from the Knicks vs. Lakers Game we just went to in New York.
And the winner of the Dunk Contest is…
Kenny Dobbs. Even Lebron was impressed by the blindfold!
As we were winding down, Scott and I got to pose by the Larry O’Brien trophy…or a version of it at least.
We had a great time and no matter where we end up, we’ll always have a special place for the NBA in our hearts.
That’s how we met, after all.
Friday Night: Out with Our All-Stars
Scott and I continued the weekend celebrating with some of our (former) NBA friends. Kelly just so happens to be one of my favorites.
Although I was still feeling stuffy, a nice dinner at Kres Chophouse and an opportunity to see these girls made leaving the house worth it.
We spent the remainder of the night having our own little “Jam Session” on the dance floor. All in all, a great day!