All-Star Jam Session filled with fun for basketball fans of all ages

February 16, 2013 8:14:26 PM PST
Those of us who aren't All-Stars at least can pretend to be one during the NBA All-Star Jam Session at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

It's a sports fan's dream come true.

"It's amazing, it's an awesome experience for the kids, and I'm glad I brought them today," NBA fan Roderick Hamilton said.

Hamilton brought his family to the All-Star Jam Session. It's a 500,000-square foot transformation of the GRB paying homage to the game of basketball as the Bayou City hosts the NBA All-Star game this weekend.

"There's a lot of history. I've seen a lot of old uniforms. I'm a big fan of Boston Celtics fan and I saw the little Hall of the Fame set up and I thought that was really neat," Hamilton said. "It's really interactive, which I like for the kids, and then a little for the adults so daddy may get out there and shoot a couple of hoops."

His son, Daylan Hamilton, is also keeping his eye out for his favorite players.

"Getting autographs," Daylan said.

The young and the young-at-heart were hooping it up on the kids court at the basketball skills challenge, and some were just watching.

One out-of towner says it was worth the drive.

"I do like seeing the players. I think it's nice to get out and interact with people," Oklahoma resident Misty Butcher said. "My son's here and he's 10 and so he's into this. He loves basketball."

And there's no better place for basketball this weekend.

Sunday is the final day of the All-Star Jam Session. Doors are open from 9am-5pm. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $20 for seniors or kids ages three to 12. Kids under three are free.

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