Dear PoP – Nike Basketball Event at Old Convention Center Friday

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“Dear PoP,

It looks like they’re recycling the space and bleachers from the Washington Kastles for some kind of Nike sponsored event, at 11th and H streets. They’ve built a basketball court and have set up a concert-style stage at one end, where they’re testing a sound system. One of the banners on the bleachers says but the website doesn’t say much about who if anyone will be playing (basketball or music) – just calls it a “community day” and says it’s tomorrow, Friday the 14th.”

Sounds cool, anyone else know more about this event?

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  • Interesting, no mention from the Downtown BID website to promote the event, but from a Nike page…

    LeBron James was turning heads on the court long before he was the MVP of the NBA. More Than A Game documents his storied years at Saint Vincent – St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. The film follows LeBron and his teammates – Romeo, Travis, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee, and Dru Joyce III, on the road to the national championship.

    The More Than A Game Tour takes LeBron and the guys on the road again, this time to promote the film to fans all around the world. From Los Angeles to Taipei, they’ll screen the documentary to audiences and chronicle the entire journey through tweets, video, and images on

  • Nike is on a world tour with Lebron James to promote his latest signature shoe. Yesterday they had a screening of a documentary called “More than a Game” and today they will be having a small tournament and a lot of other small events from 10am-6pm.

  • LeBron James is in town (saw him last night) and he’s sponsored by Nike.

  • Website states they are promoting a movie called ‘More than a Game”. Apparently there was a screening last night in gallery place. I suppose the event today will bring Lebron and others downtown to show some skills, show some of the movie, and probably play with kids (per community day).

  • I saw Clipse last weekend and Sneakerpimps were the promoting people – they gave away a free pair of the new LeBrons to the person who won the “textbattle” (Verizonwireless was a sponsor) – pretty sweet. I wish I wasn’t in work or driving to NC tonight so I could go down to this! I saw the street soccer tourny a few weekends ago and it was awesome – I really like that they are utilizing this stadium for different events.

  • Mal – was that the Homeless Soccer Worldcup qualifying tournie?
    I read about it too late, but really wanted to see that. There is a great documentary about that world event called Kicking It. See it if you have a chance – I think it is on Netflix.

  • Hey guys,

    I was at the Street Soccer Tournament 2 weeks ago and the best players from the 16 teams were chosen to represent the USA at the Homeless World Cup. Awesome experience and I encourage everyone to try to see it again next year!

    Also…You can watch “Kicking It” for free on


  • From DPR’s website:

    DPR has teamed up with Nike and the LeBron James More Than A Game Tour to encourage grass roots basketball, community service and empower District youth.

    Yesterday Mayor Fenty announced that Nike awarded DPR a NikeGO Places grant for up to $50,000 to refurbish a basketball court at the Barry Farm Recreation Center in Ward 8.

  • @dc mom – Yes! I was heading down to grab lunch and my boyfriend and I decided to head in to see what was going on – really a great time. Someone else also recommended Kicking It – I will have to check it out! Maybe while I’m waiting for the bf and my brother to head to DC tonight I will wander down to this – an above poster says it’s til 6 pm – I hope that’s accurate! 🙂

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