All Stars DSTV Basketball Event Holds Today
The annual DStv Basketball All Star Weekend will take place today, at the indoor sports hall, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
As is the practice, basketball lovers across the country and DStv subscribers will be treated to an exciting blend of live basketball games.
Speaking on the event, head of the basketball all-star weekend game, Martin Mabutho, who is General Manager, Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria, said that the decision to hold an All Star Weekend was to mark the mid-point of the basketball season, and also to encourage the growth of the game among Nigerian youth.
“It is a way of celebrating the mid-point of a tournament, and re-energizing for the forthcoming games. The game this year will be better and bigger than last year’s event” Mabutho said.
Last year’s All Star Weekend Jump off was won by the Savannah team. This year’s All Star Weekend will kick off with DStv All Stars vs. Nigeria Basketball Legends All Stars and will feature notable players from both the Atlantic and Savannah conferences.
The President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF), Umar Tijani, while commending MultiChoice Nigeria for the sponsorship and support it has given to the Basketball Federation over the years, urged lovers of the game to come out enmass to watch the thrills of the all-star weekend as fans will be excited to watch the three point shooting contest finals, slam dunk contest finals and many other side attractions.