Bas­ket­ball leg­ends show off their skills

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By LAU­REN PRIESTLEY

Do you want to see some old­school leg­ends back on the court, dunk­ing like Jor­dan?

A free bas­ket­ball event is be­ing held at Youth­town Cen­tral on De­cem­ber 7 to show­case the premier men’s Sum­mer Jam fi­nal as well as a New Zealand leg­ends game and a celebrity All-Star match.

Auck­land Bas­ket­ball gen­eral man­ager Dave MacKay says the event will be a mix of com­pet­i­tive and fun bas­ket­ball.

‘‘It’s ex­cit­ing to see the best tal­ent on the court that Auck­land can of­fer as well as th­ese older leg­ends of the game who still have a bit of a com­pet­i­tive streak.

‘‘Youth­town is sort of the spir­i­tual home of bas­ket­ball in Auck­land. A lot of peo­ple have a con­nec­tion there. It’s pretty cool to be able to host a strong com­mu­nity event there.’’

There will be a DJ, food stalls and prizes to be won.

Head along to the Youth­town All Star Satur­day on De­cem­ber 7 from noon at Youth­town, 68a Nelson St, Auck­land, to check it out.

Photo: ROSS GIBLIN

Slam dunk: One of the NBL’s most en­ter­tain­ing dunkers, Casey Frank, will be hit­ting Auck­land’s courts next week.

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