As the more hoop-savvy amongst you will know the NBA has beaten the NFL to London by just over a fortnight as the Boston Celtics are scheduled to face the Minnesota Timberwolves in an already sold out pre-season game at the O2 Arena on October 10th. If you're not fortunate enough to have a ticket for that then this weekend offers you the opportunity to join in the basketball razzmatazz as NBA Madness 2007 comes to the same venue, packed with competitions, shows and "unforgettable NBA experiences for players and spectators."
If you fancy yourself as an undiscovered Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett or Dirk Nowitzki you can try your hand at a multi-level slamdunk, a 40 second shooting challenge or a winner-stays-on one-on-one competition. There's also the chance to try the latest NBA approved video games, but we're sure none of our readers would be remotely interested in the daily appearances of seven of the twenty-one strong Boston Celtics Dancers. You would, however, naturally be curious about their reflections on their visit to our fair capital city and you can find those at the London blog of one of the troupe:
I think I have a good 30 pictures of Big Ben alone, so if you would like to see what the largest clock in the world looks like between 2:25pm and 2:55pm, I have a picture of each minute passing. I know, maybe overkill. But when else are you going to be that close to the clock from Peter Pan?
Somehow, when you live here, you don't think of it in those terms. Anyway, the Madness occurs both today (Saturday) and Sunday, starting at 10am on both days and running until 5pm on the Saturday and 7pm on the Sunday. Entry is free.
Picture via fabbio's Flickr stream.