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>Player & Celebrity Appearances At NBA Jam Session

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Here are my other post from Jam Session:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

I was fortunate enough to win some free tickets for the 2011 NBA Jam Session. Thanks ESPN Radio!
Eric Gordon 
He was very nice. I also met him a couple days later at Wal-Mart.

Got another picture as he was being escorted out.

Here’s the photo he was signing for fans that didn’t have an item.

There were 2 Clipper Fan Patrol Girls sitting on each side of him, Julie handed me this photo.

After the Eric Gordon, I headed over to the Autograph Stage.

4 Laker Girls were signing, while the others were at the Lakers Team Photo taking pictures with fans.

Each of them signed this photo.

The following day, I went back to meet Andrew Bynum, Kevin Love, and Shannon Brown.
Andrew Bynum & Norm Nixon
I knew Bynum was scheduled to be at the Fox Sports Booth, so I headed there about 20 minutes early. I was probably the 15th person in line. Norm Nixon showed up to have a Q&A session with Andrew Bynum and they let the fans ask questions. Andrew talked about his new workout DVD that just came out.

  

The Q&A lasted about 20 minutes and then Bynum began the autograph signing.

 If you didn’t have an item for Andre Bynum to sign, Fox Sports had a small paper.

Kevin Love
When I was finished, I ran over to the Kevin Love line. They closed it off about 5 minutes after I arrived. Kevin Love showed up 30 minutes late but still got through the entire line.

 When Shannon Brown arrived, it was Kevin Love’s queue to leave. He thanked all the fans for coming out.

 

Here’s the autograph photo

Shannon Brown
They didn’t start the Shannon Brown line until 5 minutes before he was scheduled to show-up. I was lucky enough to get in before they closed it. Right before he signed autographs, the MC had Shannon go around and greet the fans. He didn’t want to do it.

They didn’t allow any pictures with Shannon and he had my photo already signed when I went up to the table. I wasn’t able to talk with him like I did with all the other athletes.

 Here’s the autograph photo

Brent Barry
Earlier in the day, Brent Barry was at the 710 ESPN Radio booth doing an interview with Mason & Ireland. He talked about the dunk contest and the Lakers sturggles going into the all-star break.

Tina Thompson
The last autograph I got was Tina Thompson from the Los Angeles Sparks. She didn’t like my UCLA hat.

Throughout the weekend, I caught a glimpse of a couple of current and ex players.
A.C. Green (Lakers) & Paul George (Pacers)

Paul George (Pacers)

 John Salley (Lakers)

 Katie Smith (Mystics)

Al Horford (Hawks)

 Chris Paul (Hornets)
Chris Paul stopped by the State Farm Scratch Center. He was showing off his DJ skills and interacting with the fans.

 Before the Power 106 Celebrity Basketball game, Jim Hill from CBS was there running a clinic for the kids.

 After he was finished, he began throwing free stuff to the fans in the stands. I caught one of the t-shirts.

After the Power 106 Celebrity Basketball game ended, some of the celebrities came over to my section to sign autographs. My younger sister took a picture with Baby Bash, Nick Cannon and Paul Wall. I didn’t have anything for them to sign, so I wasn’t able to get their autographs.
Baby Bash

 Nick Cannon

  Paul Wall

It was a great experience and I can’t wait for the next Jam Session to return.

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>Panini Signing – Eric Gordon & Eric Bledsoe

>I went to the Eric Gordon & Eric Bledsoe signing today at Wal-Mart.

There wasn’t a huge line when i first arrived 15 minutes before the signing. Also they had different basketballs available for purchase that you could have both players sign. Also if you didn’t bring anything, Panini has small photos available for free.

When they first arrived

 

Panini were handing out stickers and a free pack of cards (Panini Adrenalyn) to everyone who came.

I had each of them sign one of All-Star basketballs

Thanks to Panini America for hosting the event.

Tomorrow Panini will be doing it again with Ron Artest & Tony Parker. {Link}

 

>Upcoming Appearance – Eric Gordon & Eric Bledsoe

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Play Panini Adrenalyn with Los Angeles Clippers guards Eric Gordon and Eric Bledsoe.

Walmart
19503 Normandie Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
Saturday, February 19th
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 

>Upcoming Appearance: Eric Gordon

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Meet & Greet: Los Angeles Clippers Shooting Guard Eric Gordon

Free Autograph! *One per person as time permits

Living Spaces
1519 Hawthorne Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
January 30th, 2011
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
 

>Clippers End The Heat’s Longest Road Streak Ever

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Exciting from beginning to end.

The Clippers have won 8 out of their last 11 games. They are trying to make a push for the playoffs. Eric Gordon and Blake Griffin have been impressive the entire season. It seems that they are pushing their teammates to play better and they might have a shot to take that last spot in the playoffs.

The Heat came into Staples Center with the longest road win streak this season, 13. Well that changed tonight when the Clippers upset the Heat.

Clippers came out ready to play and scored 44 points in the first quarter, the most points in one quarter against the Heat this year. This was also the most points in a quarter for the Clippers since 1989.

Blake Griffin hasn’t slowed down all season. He had 24 points with 14 rebounds and 6 assists. This was Blake’s 24th straight double-double. Eric Gordon scored 26 of his own and even Baron Davis had a nice game with 20 points and 9 assists.

Last night after the Lakers embarrassed the Cavaliers at Staples Center, Lebron tweeted:

Crazy. Karma is a b****.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!

Well, something happened to Lebron in the fourth quarter that would  have people saying “karma” bit him in the butt. While driving to the basket, Lebron twisted his ankle. It didn’t look pretty and maybe next time he’ll think twice about what he tweets.

Shoutout to the Clippers for protecting that Lakers’ NBA record road winning streak. (16 by ’71-72 squad)

Box Score: Clippers 111 Heat 105

Picture Credit: AP

 

>Fisher Reels In Another Buzzer-Beater

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Lakers vs. Clippers….Experienced vs. Inexperienced…..Kobe Bryant vs. Blake Griffin

Derek Fisher hits the game winner over DeAndre Jordan & Eric Bledsoe as time expired.

Lakers struggled for the first 10 minutes of the 4th quarter. Lamar Odom fouled out with 1:14 left to play and Eric Gordon hits his 2nd free throw to give the Clippers a 5 point lead.

Gasol hits a 15 foot jumper to keep the score within 3 points. On the next 2 possessions, Eric Gordon turned the ball over and Kobe hit both shots to give the Lakers the lead.

With 22 seconds left in the game, Gordon drove to the basket and passed it off to Jordan for the dunk. But they left too much time for the Lakers. Kobe rushed down the court and with one foul to give, Gordon fouled him.

Only 3.1 seconds were left on the clock. Matt Barnes in-bounded to Derek Fisher, who drove to the basket, and banked it off the back board as time expired.

Box Score: Lakers 87 Clippers 86

What a great ending. Blake Griffin & Eric Gordon gave the Lakers a lot of trouble and could give them more trouble for years to come.

If you missed the Shannon Brown Half-Court Shot to end the 3rd quarter, here you go:

Picture Credit: AP