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SNOOP DOGG, MIKE EPPS, JB SMOOVE & MORE TO PLAY IN THE SPRITE CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME FOR BET EXPERIENCE

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014

AEG and BET NETWORKS have announced the line-up for the highly anticipated BET Experience Fan Fest events, including the Celebrity Basketball Game sponsored by Sprite®, SneakerCon, Slam Dunk contest, and Youth Basketball Clinics taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, 2014.  All of the Sprite® Basketball Court initiatives are free for fans as part of the BET Experience Fan Fest and require no registration to attend.  Sprite® will be on hand to keep fans refreshed on and off the court.

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014

Talent slated to participate in Saturday’s Sprite® Celebrity Basketball Game includes: Snoop DoggMike EppsFlex AlexanderBrandon T. JacksonJay EllisTankCory HardrictBobby VJB SmooveBen LyonsTammy “T-Time” BrawnerLaSean McCoyCedric CeballosCory Maggette, Terrell Owens and Anthony Lewis.  Hosted by actor, comedian and writer Chris Spencer, the event will feature music by NBA All Star and celebrity DJ Ron “Metta World Peace” Artest.  Teams in the Sprite® Celebrity Basketball Game will be coached by Washington Redskins’ WR DeSean Jackson and New York Knicks power forward Kenyon Martin.  The game will be streamed LIVE on www.BET.com.

The afternoon will feature a youth basketball clinic with former NBA Star Cedric Ceballos and WNBA All Stars Nneka Ogwumike and Tammy “T-Time” Brawner.  BET will also curate a basketball slam dunk competition showcasing various champions from across the country.  This year’s Sprite® Slam Dunk Contest will be judged by 1992 NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Cedric Ceballos along with Terrence Ross and Nneka Ogwumike and will feature a performance by DLow.  The celebrity judges will score dunks based on creativity, crowd interaction and other metrics.

BET Experience at L.A. LIVE is excited to partner with Sprite® as the sponsor of  SneakerCon—an anchor of the BETX Fan Fest on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 from 12pm – 9pm. SneakerCon is the premier traveling event for sneaker connoisseurs to buy, sell and trade some of the most sought after collectible sneakers on the market.  Sneaker and hip-hop cultures are synonymous, so we’re inviting “sneaker lovers” to bring their kicks collection to the SneakerCon at BET Experience. There will be special exhibits of celebrities and professional athlete’s sneaker collections.   At the 2014 BET Experience Fan Fest fans can link together with their favorite celebrities under a common love for sneaker culture.

In addition to sponsoring Fan Fest events, Sprite®, one of The Coca-Cola Company’s most popular brands, is the presenting sponsor of Saturday night’s STAPLES Center hip-hop concert featuring OutKast.

As previously announced BET Networks will make its yearly return to Los Angeles for the City of Angels’ biggest music festival, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola®, June 27 – 29, 2014.   Teaming up with AEG, one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE and STAPLES Center, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® will feature three days of music and comedy concerts, “106 & PARK Live” tapings, BET Fan Fest, Genius Talks, GRAMMY® Museum exhibits, a signature food festival, various celebrity meet & greets and other special appearances.

Single day tickets and 3-day package for STAPLES Center and Club Nokia concerts are all on-sale now. Single day STAPLES Center tickets are priced starting at $59.50, $99.50 and $149.50. The 3-day STAPLES Center Concert ticket packages are $199, $299 and $399. Tickets for the Club Nokia shows are on-sale now with prices ranging from $25 to $79.50. Tickets can be purchased at www.betexperience.com or at www.AXS.com

To have exclusive access to the best seats and roll like a true VIP throughout the weekend, a limited number of VIP Packages are available. Both the Gold and Diamond VIP Packages include the only public access to purchasing “BET Awards” tickets.  Get the best of everything with the Diamond Package that includes hospitality throughout the weekend, a special “BET Awards” red carpet experience and much more!  Visit betexperience.com/VIP for more information.

All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® can be found at BETExperience.com.  Guests can purchase tickets and sign up for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE newsletter to receive updates and announcements before they are available to the general public.  Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.

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