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access_time September 30, 2011 at 12:18 PM in Features by AJ Dellinger

GameStop to Host Real Life Basketball Players

Every day that passes, we’re closer to confirming that there will be no NBA games played this season. With players locked out from their teams, they need somewhere to stay. Thankfully, GameStop has stepped in and offered these homeless athletes some nice, warm shelter in trade for playing Kinect Sports for Xbox’s Gaming and Giving for Good event. The event will take place on October 1, so If you’ve ever wanted to try to beat your favorite NBA superstar at sports, this is probably your only chance.

If you live near Bellevue, Washington, then stop into 242 Bellevue Square’s GameStop to meet 2006 Rookie of the Year and three-time NBA All-Star Brandon Roy of the Portland Trailblazers. Gamers at this event will also get to connect with Major Nelson, who will aim to prove that while white men can’t jump, they can attract other nerdy white guys.

The GameStop/Barnes and Noble on 2201 Preston RoadSuite E in Plano, Texas will host four-time All-Star and starting forward of the world champion Dallas Mavericks, Shawn Marion.

Head over to West Hollywood’s GameStop on 7100 Santa Monica Boulevard for a chance to meet Lakers starting center and two-time NBA champion Andrew Bynum. Just be careful when you shake his hand, he’s extremely fragile.

Attendees at New York’s Union Square GameStop on 32 E. 14th Street will be shocked to meet Landry Fields. Why will they be shocked? Because who the hell is Landry Fields?

If there’s no NBA player at your local GameStop, there’s no need to fret. You can still go in get a free t-shirt and a chance to win Xbox prizes if you stop in on October 1.



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