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NBA Crossover Makes Canadian Debut in Vancouver

If you miss basketball just as much as we do here at The Hub, then you’re in luck.

Just ahead of the sixth NBA Canada Series game featuring the Toronto Raptors versus the Portland Trailblazers, Vancouver will host NBA Crossover this weekend, “a cultural exhibition celebrating the convergence of the NBA and popular culture.”

The best part about the event: it’s completely free.

NBA Crossover brings hype to the city by exploring the intersection of basketball and culture through history, art, gaming, and fashion. So far, the exhibit has taken over London, Paris, Milan, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.

Expect all things ball, with a basketball-inspired gallery presented by Foot Locker, an NBA 2k19 Gaming Lounge (showcasing the evolution of the game), tons of NBA memorabilia, the Larry O’Brien Trophy, and Nike Connected NBA Jerseys from all 30 NBA teams.

“We’re excited to bring NBA Crossover to the passionate fans in Vancouver and Montreal ahead of the sixth NBA Canada Series,” said NBA Canada Vice President and Managing Director Dan MacKenzie. “Thanks to our partners Bell, Foot Locker and 2K, this free exhibition will showcase the many ways in which the NBA influences and is influenced by popular culture through interactive exhibits and special guest appearances.”

Special guests include NBA legends Isiah Thomas and Shawn Marion.

Fans can visit to register and view daily schedules. Proof of registration will be required for entry.

When: September 28th - 29th

Where: The Permanent - 330 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Times: Friday 5-8pm; Saturday 11:30am-6pm

If you'll be attending the NBA Crossover this weekend, be sure to tag us in your photos for a chance to be featured on BC Sports Hub’s Instagram Stories!

Written by: Crystal Scuor

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