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09-08-2005, 04:40 PM
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Spurs & Heat To Stage Hurricane Katrina Relief Game

September 8, 2005

The San Antonio Spurs, the Miami Heat, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have announced their plans to stage an exhibition game between the Miami HEAT and the San Antonio Spurs to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The game will be played in Miami at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday, October 10, 2005 at 7:30PM, and will feature several up-close and personal experiences for fans. Prior to the game, players will greet fans at the door and following the contest, fans will have the opportunity to get some of their favorite player’s autographs. To generate the largest possible contribution, all tickets will be sold at the 2005-06 regular season individual game ticket prices.

As the host team, the Heat will donate all proceeds from the event to the efforts to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All revenue from ticket sales, concessions, parking and retail sales will be contributed. In addition, selected service vendors providing the employees who would normally work at the AmericanAirlines Arena on a game night will donate their service fee and all AmericanAirlines Arena employees will donate their time to facilitate the game. The contribution will be made to the American Red Cross and a to be determined charity on behalf of the Heat, Spurs, the NBA and the NBPA. Representatives from both organizations will be on hand at the game to receive the contribution.

“For reasons that are close to home and knowing what our citizens have gone through, we as an organization will do just about anything to supply comfort, compassion, money and anything else we can to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “The Spurs and the Heat getting together to put on this exhibition to raise as much money as we can for the victims is an indication of what both organizations and the NBA is all about.”

“The Spurs players and staff are eager to do what we can to help in the relief efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina,” said Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford. “This game will give everyone associated with our organization the chance to contribute their time and talents in the name of raising money for those affected by this tragedy. We are honored to participate in this event and look forward to the opportunity to give back to NBA fans throughout the Gulf Coast region.”

Spurs Executive Vice President Russbookbinder added, "We are grateful to the Miami Heat to be able to participate in an event that will have some financial impact on those affected by this tragedy. The event will truly be one of unity between the Miami Heat and the Spurs in a common effort to help those who are suffering."

Tickets can be purchased Monday, September 19 at 10AM via all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, the AmericanAirlines Arena Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. Ticketmaster has also agreed to waive all fees normally associated with the ticket purchase transaction.

This benefit game continues the many efforts being made by the NBA, its teams and its players to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and would not be possible without Levy Restaurants, Ticketmaster, American Medical Response and the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove for their generosity and the City of Miami for graciously donating the services of the Miami Police Department and the Fire/Rescue teams working the game. The Heat also thanks the San Antonio Spurs organization for their participation in this important endeavor.

09-08-2005, 05:06 PM
There is also a faux allstar game on TV Sunday.

Avery will be coaching which might be a nice chance for him to get to know Paul Pierce.

09-08-2005, 05:06 PM
Finals preview methinks.

09-08-2005, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by: EricaLubarsky
There is also a faux allstar game on TV Sunday.

Avery will be coaching which might be a nice chance for him to get to know Paul Pierce.

What channel will this be on and what is a Faux allstar game?

09-08-2005, 07:37 PM
TNT will air it commercial free. the games ganne be held in houston. i hear it was organized by kenny smith.

09-08-2005, 09:25 PM
what time?

09-08-2005, 11:45 PM

TNT, 10PM central time.

Sounds good... this should give a fix for a few weeks.

09-09-2005, 01:06 PM
Too bad the only Mav will be Avery Johnson.

09-10-2005, 01:42 AM
NBA players scheduled to participate include:*

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jermaine O’Neal, Indiana Pacers
Stephon Marbury, New York Knicks
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns
Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
Alonzo Mourning, Miami Heat
Antonio McDyess, Detroit Pistons
Steve Francis, Orlando Magic
Sam Cassell, Los Angeles Clippers
Ron Artest, Indiana Pacers
Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons
J.R. Smith, New Orleans Hornets
Dahntay Jones, Memphis Grizzlies
Mike James, Houston Rockets
Lindsey Hunter, Detroit Pistons
Derek Anderson, Houston Rockets
Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz

*Participants subject to change.

for sunday's game on TNT

09-12-2005, 12:37 PM
I tuned in at the very end to a Stackhouse cameo. I wish I had watched the whole game.

09-12-2005, 12:56 PM
i drove to houston to watch the game. it was very awesome. for 15 bucks a ticket i got to sit like 6 rows away from the players!stackhouse sang the national anthem and was booed when he was introduced and throughout the game (though he won some people over cause his national anthem). tracy magrady was the star of the game, everyone loved him. kanye west was at the game and gave fans a mini concert singing half of his gold digger song. throughout the game the players handed out goodies and was very involved with the fans. it was kinda like an all-ster fan jam. it was totally worth the drive back and forth.

Misfit Mav
09-12-2005, 05:07 PM
Sounds nice. I love Stack's version of the anthem. Too bad about boos from the Houston fans-- certainly not the time for it.

09-12-2005, 09:18 PM
I like the idea of the all-star game, but that is pretty sorry for them to boo stackhouse.