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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Join the Lakers for Basketball 101!

Great opportunity for fans of the Lakers to get some face time with their favorite players!

Basketball 101
Lakers Fans:
We would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in an exciting, private event which will give you an up close and personal look at your favorite team.

4th Annual
Basketball 101 with the Los Angeles Lakers
Defense is Key with Phil Jackson

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 5 p.m.

BASKETBALL 101 is an officially sanctioned NBA and Los Angeles Lakers event. Guests will include 400 men and women in the business, entertainment and sports industries, along with the media. Whether you're a diehard fan or just want to enjoy the game, you need BASKETBALL 101. Join us for this fun and interactive event with "coaching" from the experts including (in alphabetical order):

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Assistant Coach, Los Angeles Lakers
Jeanie Buss, Executive Vice President, Los Angeles Lakers
Michael Cooper, former player, Los Angeles Lakers and current Head Coach, Los Angeles Sparks
Jordan Farmar, Guard, Los Angeles Lakers
Derek Fisher, Guard, Los Angeles Lakers
Hue Hollins, Retired Referee, NBA
Phil Jackson, Head Coach, Los Angeles Lakers
Bill Macdonald, Broadcaster, FSN (emcee)
Kurt Rambis, former player and current Assistant Coach, Los Angeles Lakers
Brian Shaw, former player and current Assistant Coach, Los Angeles Lakers
Tex Winter, Basketball Consultant, Los Angeles Lakers

Ticket prices start at $550 per person (or $5,000 for a table of 10) and include:
Free throw practice on the Lakers court
Lakers Locker Room tour
Cocktail reception
Buffet dinner
Silent Auction
Gift Bag

BASKETBALL 101 program
Net proceeds from the event benefit the LASEC and LA Lakers Youth Foundation, both 501c (3) organizations.
For more information or to make your reservation, please contact: Mike Smith
LA Sports & Entertainment Commission
(213) 236-2393 (phone)