NBA Jam Session
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd.
Tickets $20 general admission Thursday-Friday and Sunday, $25 Saturday
4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Feb. 13-14
9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
NBA All-Star Weekend is coming to town.
The four days of basketball contests, fan events, industry conferences and community projects will begin Thursday and culminate Sunday with the 63rd NBA All-Star Game, which will air live on TNT.
Expect the National Basketball Association’s takeover to include a pop-up sports shop in the French Quarter, a full-scale basketball arena in the convention center, hundreds of athletes roaming the streets and towering images of players plastered onto the sides of downtown high-rises.
All-Star Weekend is expected to bring about 50,000 people to town, many of them professional basketball players and team owners with their celebrity friends and business partners in tow.