Archive for Thursday, May 18, 2006

NBA players, trophy headed to fort

May 18, 2006

— The NBA Finals don't begin until June, but basketball fans can get a sneak peek at the 2006 NBA Finals Trophy and see one of the league's past legends and a current star this week at Fort Leavenworth.

Daryl Dawkins, who played 14 years in the NBA, and Tryonn Lue, a guard with the Atlanta Hawks, will accompany the trophy on Friday, May 19, to Fort Leavenworth. "Enjoy the Fun of the NBA: Slam Van Tour" will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Harney Sports Complex, Fort Leavenworth.

Dawkins and Lue are scheduled to be on hand from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. They will judge a slam dunk contest and then sign autographs from 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Other activities include a free-throw challenge, three-point challenge, Military Base Half Court Hustle freestyle dribble dance contest, Toyota Moving Forward Knockout free throw and lay-up relay, NBA Cares dribbling relay, NBA Finals Shootout, One-on-One Challenge and USO Supershot free throw contest.

All of the activities are free.

The NBA and Toyota, in conjunction with the United Service Organization, are sending the trophy on a five-stop tour of military installations across the United States. The Fort Leavenworth stop is the second stop on the tour.

For more information call (913) 684-1706.

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