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Volume 22 No. 31
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Faces and Places


Full-court press
 
in New York

Tencent Holdings President Martin Lau (holding jersey) and Sy Lau, president of Tencent’s online media group, joined NBA China CEO David Shoemaker and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver at a center-court ceremony before the tipoff of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 14 at Barclays Center.
Photo by: ANDREW D. BERNSTEIN, NBAE / GETTY IMAGES
HoopTee’s second annual Hardwood Legends Dinner was held at Del Frisco’s in New York during All-Star Weekend. HoopTee is the nonprofit organization of Hornets Sports & Entertainment President and COO Fred Whitfield. Executives who participated in the event’s panel discussion about “Building a World Class Brand” are, from left: Mike Hill, Fox Sports 1; former NBA Commissioner David Stern; Whitfield; Brett Yormark, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center CEO; Scott O’Neil, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center CEO; and Larry Miller, Jordan Brand president.
Photo by: MECHELLE LAVELLE
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts cut the ribbon on a newly refurbished basketball court at Graphics Campus in Manhattan on Feb. 13, one of 10 courts updated through a donation of $500,000 by the NBA and State Farm. NBA All-Stars LeBron James and Stephen Curry look on before hosting one of 100 basketball clinics during the NBA All-Star Fit Celebration, with support from Kaiser Permanente.
Photo by: JESSE D. GARRABRANT / NBAE VIA GETTY IMAGES
NBA Deputy Commissioner and COO Mark Tatum (left) and Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark spoke to participants in the NBA Cares/Fit Day of Service at Teunis G. Bergen Elementary School in Brooklyn on Feb. 13 as part of All-Star Weekend.
Photo by: NBAE / GETTY IMAGES

Sundance premiere for Relativity film

“In Football We Trust,” Relativity Sports’ first film acquisition, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23 in Salt Lake City. From left: Jeff Hilford, Relativity Sports; executive producer Michael Ratner; film director Tony Vainuku; Haloti Ngata, NFL player appearing in the movie; executive producer Dan Fegan; and Bill Kenney, Relativity Sports.
Photo by: KIM RAFF / GETTY IMAGES FOR SUNDANCE
At the Grammys

CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves (left) and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attend the 57th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.
Photo by: GETTY IMAGES
Sixers, sponsors ring the bell at Nasdaq

The Philadelphia 76ers formally tipped off their new Patriot Partners platform along with the corporate partners who comprise its inaugural class — PartyPoker, DraftKings, StubHub and the Rothman Institute at Jefferson. Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil rings the opening bell along with representatives from the team and the Patriot Partners at Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on Feb. 2.
Photo by: DAVID DOW / NBA PHOTOS


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