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‘Triple Double’ Presented by EA Sports Comes to NYC This Weekend

September 20, 2010 – Kevin Burke

One of the most highly anticipated NBA seasons in recent memory is finally just over a month away from tipping off. However, with free agency and the FIBA World Championships, there has been plenty of basketball related stories to talk about to get us through the summer. Well, we can add one more to the list. EA Sports and the NBA will be hosting ‘Triple Double’ in New York City this weekend.

‘Triple Double’ is a 3-day interactive event that brings together basketball, video games and art. Free to the public, this event celebrates the past, present and future of  NBA basketball and will show visitors how the world of the NBA translates into the digital realm as videogames, and how basketball has inspired musicians and artists alike. 

Here’s the skinny:

960 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10001

September 24 & 25, 2010 | 12pm – 8pm
September 26, 2010 | 12pm – 5pm

In attendance will be Dwight Howard, reigning Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans, and ‘The Human Highlight Film’ Dominique Wilkins, among others. Naturally, The Hoop Doctors will be there too. Catch up with us there so we can talk some hoops.

The event, featuring NBA ELITE 11 and NBA JAM, will be divided into three sections focused on video games, basketball and art. Here’s what you can expect when you get there:

Area 1: The craft of making video games
• Listen and Learn Stations: Video interviews that explain how video games are made
• Videogame and Console Galleries: Retrospective of covers, consoles, screenshots and artifacts
• NBA ELITE 11 Photo Booth: Guests’ faces super-imposed as NBA ELITE 11 Cover Athletes
• NBA ELITE 11 and NBA JAM: Be among the first to play the new EA SPORTS titles

Area 2: NBA – The art of basketball
• Photo & Video Display: Defining Moments of  NBA history, visually represented
• Basketball Shooting Gallery: “Pop-a-shot” challenge

Area 3: Art – Basketball is art
• Art Gallery:  Artists’ work inspired by the NBA and videogames

Be among the first to play NBA JAM and NBA ELITE 11, and test your skills in the gaming tournaments on Saturday, September 25. Top prizes include an original, vintage NBA JAM arcade.

Complete Itinerary:                                                                
Friday, September 24 – Town Hall Sessions with Developers & Athletes, and Group Tours
• 12pm: Venue Opens
• 1pm: Tyreke Evans
• 2:30pm: Sean O’Brien (NBA ELITE 11 Producer)
• 4pm: Dominique Wilkins
• 5:30pm: Pete Rock (Musician)
• 7pm: Trey Smith (NBA JAM Producer)
• 8pm: Close

Saturday, September 25 – Gaming Tournament
• 12pm: Venue Opens. Enter a raffle to win Knicks Ticket, Kevin Durant Shoes, and Games
• 12pm–3pm: Enter to win a chance to play against Roger Mason in NBA JAM & NBA ELITE 11
• 1pm–3pm: NBA JAM Competition #1
• 1pm–3pm: NBA ELITE 11 Competition #1
• 1pm–2pm: Roger Mason appearance with autograph and photo session
• 2pm: Raffle Giveaway #1
• 2pm–3pm: Roger Mason plays against a fan in NBA JAM and NBA ELITE 11
• 2-2:30pm: Compete against an athlete in NBA JAM
• 2:30- 3pm: Compete against an athlete in NBA ELITE 11
• 4pm: Raffle Giveaway #2
• 4:30pm–6:30pm: NBA JAM Competition #2
• 4:30pm–6:30pm: NBA ELITE 11 Competition #2
• 7pm: Raffle Giveaway #3
• 7:15pm: Announcement of Grand Prize Winner of Arcade
• 8pm: Close

Sunday, September 26 – Student Tours
• 12pm–5pm: Group Tours (NBA Cares/Local Clubs)

Be a part of the excitement, The Hoop Doctors will definitely be there!

If you’re looking for your everyday, predictable basketball talk, then go somewhere else, because Kevin Burke of The Kevin Burke Project brings provocative, thought provoking content about basketball as only he can. Kevin also hosts The Hoop Doctors weekly podcast show, which you can subscribe to for free on iTunes. Follow Kevin on Twitter and Facebook

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