JR. NBA ALL-STARS FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA LIVE THE NBA EXPERIENCE IN SHANGHAI
The 2017 Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia—Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam—traveled to Shanghai, China from October 6-9 to watch the NBA China Games featuring the defending NBA Champions Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Mercedes Benz Arena.
As part of the Jr. NBA’s commitment to provide its top participants with a fun, enriching basketball experience, Jr. NBA All-Stars were given the opportunity to watch a live NBA preseason game that saw Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant combine for 90 points to lead the Warriors in a 142-110 win against the Timberwolves.
In addition, the Jr. NBA All-Stars played exhibition games with their peers, engaged with former NBA player Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams, indulged in the local cuisine, and toured famous landmarks including the Bund, Xintiandi, and Nanjing Road.
The Jr. NBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program that promotes basketball participation and an active lifestyle among children. Participants are trained in the fundamentals of basketball and learn about the importance of proper nutrition, as well as the Jr. NBA’s core values of sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude and respect (S.T.A.R).