USA Basketball World Basketball Festival
Donít miss the inaugural World Basketball Festival, an unprecedented four-day celebration of the performance and culture of basketball featuring the National Basketball Teams from Brazil, China, France, Puerto Rico and the United States, in New York City from August 12-15.
The Festival ó hosted by Nike, Jordan and Converse ó will officially begin on August 12th at Radio City Music Hall with the Nike World Basketball Festival Tip-Off featuring finalists for the 2010 USA Basketball Menís World Championship Team. This showcase of international games will culminate in a surprise musical performance.
Training and scrimmages by some of the National Teams, as well as fan activities and grassroots basketball, will be held at Rucker Park, August 13th and 14th. The Festival will conclude on August 15th with an international doubleheader, as part of the Global Community Cup, at Madison Square Garden: USA Basketball will play France followed by China taking on Puerto Rico.
Celebrate the best in basketball, and the inspiration, attitude and athleticism that define the game!
- ON SALE NOW! Tickets for the Aug. 15 international basketball doubleheader at Madison Square Garden featuring the USA Basketball Menís National Team and three of the worldís best national teams.
- The USA Basketball Menís National Team will face France at 1 p.m. EDT in the first game of the single-admission doubleheader, while China will meet Puerto Rico at 3:30 p.m. EDT in the second contest.
- Tickets, which start at $15, are available via Ticketmaster.com and thegarden.com, by phone at 1-800-4-NBA-TIX, and at the box office at Madison Square Garden.
- August 12 6:30PMNike World Basketball Festival Tip-Off, LIVE on NBA TV, ESPN Re-Air
- August 15 1:00PMInternational Basketball Doubleheader: USA Basketball vs. France, China vs. Puerto Rico