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I was fortunate enough to win some free tickets for the 2011 NBA Jam Session. Thanks ESPN Radio!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
It was a great experience and I can’t wait for the next Jam Session to return.