NBA Legends and Rising Stars Come Together : NBA Con 2023
The NBA has announced details for the inaugural NBA Con, a groundbreaking celebration of basketball culture set to debut at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 7–9, 2023.
Featuring appearances from current and former NBA players, the event will bring together the fashion, music, cuisine, art, and technology that define the NBA’s unique culture, and give fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite players.
The three–day event coincides with the opening weekend of NBA 2K24 Summer League, and will feature appearances from legends such as six–time NBA champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul–Jabbar, and other current NBA stars including Minnesota Timberwolves’ Mike Conley, Indiana Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton, New Orleans Pelicans’ CJ McCollum, and Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young. 2023 NBA Draft prospects Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson have also been confirmed to appear.
“NBA Con is for every fan,” said Joey Graziano, Head of Event Strategy and Development, NBA. “It combines our players’ and fans’ passion for the game with their authentic off–court interests to create unique experiences that could only come to life through NBA fandom.”
At NBA Con, fans will have exclusive access to live entertainment performances by chart–topping artists, pioneer technologies and brand partnerships, interactive creator studios, as well as shoppable NBA products and limited–edition apparel.
They will also get the chance to compete on the court, with The Park, an area featuring various basketball courts where fans can shoot around, watch open practices, or participate in open runs. Tickets for NBA Con, as well as premium experiences including small group gatherings with NBA Legends, custom merchandise and hospitality are available at NBACon.com, NBAEvents.com, and NBAExperiences.com. NBA 2K24 Summer League tickets are also on sale.
“At Emerald, our core mission is to unite audiences through the power of interactive moments, which is why we are excited to partner with the NBA to create the ultimate basketball fan experience: NBA Con,” said Hervé Sedky, President & Chief Executive Officer, Emerald.
“By seamlessly unifying the essence of the NBA’s lifestyle, culture, and community, we are presented with an unprecedented opportunity to elevate the game and its fans to extraordinary new heights, both on and off the court. Through NBA Con’s connected and immersive environments, we aim to deliver something truly never seen before.”