Former NBA players Dikembe Mutombo, Muggsy Bogues, and Ron Harper will be in Vancouver early next year to host an All-Star basketball event for basketball lovers to participate in and enjoy. The two-day event series will take place on January 22nd and 23rd, and include an NBA All-Star Kidsfest that Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Tong Louie Family YMCA. On Friday, there will be an NBA All-Star Challenge game in the UBC Student Recreational Center in which athletes from the United States and Canada will participate in an exhibition game. It should be a lot of fun and gather a huge crowd as part of an ambition to spread the passion for basketball even further. For all kids under the age of 14 who want to participate in the Kidsfest event, they will need to sign a waiver that is available on the NBA All-Star website.
Dikembe Mutombo played professional basketball for 18 years in the NBA and was a part of several teams including the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks. He is a 8-time NBA All-Star player and 4-time winner of the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. Muggsy Bogues’ professional career spanned between the years of 1987 and 2001 and is most known for his time spent playing with the Charlotte Hornets. He is one of the shortest players to ever step on an NBA court as he is only 5’3 tall. Ron Harper was a star basketball player during his college years when he played for Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He was the 8th overall pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1986 NBA Draft and won five NBA championships during his 15 year professional basketball career.
The famed former NBA stars will be in Vancouver next month to host a two-day All-Star event series for both kids and adults, and it should be a great time for everyone who chooses to go.
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