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Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown 2013: Schedule, Special Guests, Dates, and Locations

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Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown 2013: Schedule, Special Guests, Dates, and Locations
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NBA Nation has teamed up with Sprite for an exciting tour across America this summer.

This thrilling roadshow will feature a number of NBA players, some former greats, celebrities, dancers and other entertainers making eight stops in eight different cities from late May through mid-July.

The highlight will certainly be the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown, in which local contestants will be competing to win $2,500 and a chance to contend in the national championship with $10,000 on the line.

There’s also stuff for do for those of you without aerial skills, as the Kevin Durant Unlimited Free Throw Competition, Steve Nash Fast Break Challenge and other events will be available for participants to compete in and win prizes.

Keep reading to find out where you can attend these awesome events, which special guests and celebrities will be present in each city, the players that are scheduled to be in attendance and more.

*Info and Photos courtesy of NBANation (NBA.com)


Full Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown and NBANation Schedule, Special Guests, Locations and More

*Tour stop info provided by NBA.com, please check for updated and detailed player and celebrity scheduling.

San Francisco

Where: Carnaval San Francisco 

When: Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission: Free 

Special Guests/Events

DJ D Sharp, Terrence Ross, Darryl Dawkins

Local Team Appearances

Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Kent Bazemore, Flying Dubs and Warrior Girls

Darryl Dawkins at the event last year.


Los Angeles

Where: Universal CityWalk 

When: Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2

Time: 12 – 8 p.m.

Admission: Free

Special Guests/Events

DJ Dense, Power 106 Flava Unit, DJ P-JAY, Darren Collison, Darryl Dawkins, Power 106 All-Star Game

Local Team Appearances

L.A. ClipPercussion, Clippers Spirit Dance Team, Laker Girls



Where: Taste of Charlotte

When: Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9

Time: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (June 7 and June 8), 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (June 9)

Admission: Free

Special Guests/Events


Local Team Appearances




Where: Taste of Randolph

When: Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16

Time: 12 – 10 p.m.

Admission: Free

Special Guests/Events


Local Team Appearances

Taj Gibson, Marquis Teague


Washington D.C.

Where: Safeway Barbecue Battle

When: Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23

Time: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (June 22), 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (June 23)

Admission Cost: $15 (at gate), Free (children under 5)

Special Guests/Events

Jeff Green

Local Team Appearances

Bradley Beal


East Rutherford

Where: State Fair Meadowlands

When: Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30

Time: 6 – 11 p.m. (June 28), 2 – 11 p.m. (June 29), 2 – 10 p.m. (June 30)

Admission Cost: $9 (adults), $7 (children)

Special Guests/Events


Local Team Appearances

Tyshawn Taylor



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Where: Wawa Welcome America! Taste of Philadelphia

When: Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7

Time: 12 – 10 p.m. (July 5 and July 6), 12 – 3 p.m. (July 7)

Admission Cost: Free

Special Guests/Events


Local Team Appearances




Where: Taste of Dallas

When: Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14

Time: 4 – 11 p.m. (July 12), 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (July 13), 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (July 14)

Admission Cost: $10 (adults), Free (children under 5)

Special Guests/Events

Jeremy Evans

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Local Team Appearances


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