Eight-city NBA Nation tour to make stop in Sacramento

Young Sacramento Kings fans at the last regular season game of the 2012-13 campaign. (Photo: Steven Chea)

The NBA’s largest mobile basketball experience stopping in the capital city this summer.  The league is holding its annual NBA Nation tour, which will make its way to Sacramento from July 11-13.  The tour officially tips off in Washington D.C. on Saturday, June 21.

“NBA Nation is 20,000 square feet of basketball action, including a full Center Court home to free interactive basketball activities, contests and clinics, and the opportunity to meet current NBA and WNBA players and legends,” according to the league’s official press release.

This is the first time the annual summer tour is making a stop in Sacramento.  NBA Nation is also making inaugural stops in Indianapolis and Detroit.

One of the Kings’ own will serve as host for the tour.  Sleep Train Arena game night host  Scott Freshour will work as emcee for the event.  Freshour has hosted the tour previously and also worked as an emcee at NBA All-Star Weekend.

For a fifth straight year, NBA legend Darryl Dawkins will serve as the tour’s official ambassador.  Dawkins will meet with fans and judge some of the competitions that will take place in each city.  Among the events taking place during the tour are an amateur dunk contest and an NBA broadcast booth experience.

More information on the tour can be found at NBA.com/Nation.

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Jonathan Santiago serves Cowbell Kingdom as senior editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings.