Houston City Council Member Andrew C. Burks, Jr., At-Large Position 2, is currently hosting a free to the public NBA All-Star memorabilia display at the Houston City Hall Visitor’s Center. A “brown bag lunch” event with Kim Davis, Calvin Murphy, T.J. Ford, former Rockets cheerleaders and others will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2013 between 12:00 noon and 1:00pm at the Visitors Center.
The display features approximately a dozen collectables belonging to current and retired National Basketball Association stars with deep Houston ties. Many are Houston or Houston area natives or have played for the Houston Rockets, University of Houston Cougars; have worked in Houston market radio and television broadcast, played key roles in Houston philanthropic and youth charity organizations and continue to call our city home.
Retired NBA basketball players being featured include: Calvin Murphy, Clyde Drexler, Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Louis “Sweet Lou” Dunbar, David Lattin as well as Houston native T.J. Ford. Current NBA players Rashard Lewis and Dexter Pittman are also featured.
The small display includes a sampling of memorabilia, including a jersey, sneakers and photographs.
The display is being hosted at the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Visitors Center on the first floor of City Hall at 901 Bagby Street. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm. There is no fee for admission and the display comes at no cost to the taxpayer.
The 2013 NBA All-Star Game will be held at Toyota Center on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Councilmember Burks is proud and excited for Houston to host this high-profile athletic event. The City of Houston has hosted the All-Star game in 1989 at the Astrodome and 2006 at Toyota Center. The NBA All-Star game features the biggest talent in the league and will include Arizona State University All-American, Olympic Gold Medalist and Houston Rockets star James Harden