Sony PlayStation at NBA All-Star Weekend

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This past weekend, Sony partnered up with the NBA to outfit the official player’s lounge at NBA All-Star weekend, giving players and families a chance to relax, play some of the latest PlayStation games, and get access to one-of-a-kind, customized Nike Air Force Ones and a PLAYSTATION 3 laser-etched with a design of their choice.

PlayStation NBA All-Star Lounge - Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce with a custom Celtics-green Obama PS3

In addition to getting early hands-on time with games like MLB 09 The Show and Killzone 2, some of the players showed some real skills with the games. Teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook took each other on with MLB 09 The Show, moved over to MotorStorm: Pacific Rift to race, and then played each other in NBA 09 The Inside. Dikembe Mutombo practiced Pacific Rift before taking on his kids in a race. And Nate Robinson showed some skills in Killzone 2 as he marched his way through a couple of levels.

Of course the weekend wouldn’t be complete without having two of the PlayStation Skills Challenge players at the lounge to play as themselves in NBA 09 The Inside’s Skills Challenge event. Derrick Rose had no idea what the competition was like prior to playing himself virtually in the competition, and we like to think his training helped him win the real event. After the actual competition he said that it was fun playing as himself in the game because it gave him a chance to truly see how the event would run.

PlayStation NBA All-Star Lounge - King James PS3

The Royal PS3 of LeBron “King” James

Current and future NBA stars that stopped by the lounge included:

    Nate Robinson
    Shaquille O’Neal
    Paul Pierce
    Kevin Durant
    Yao Ming
    Dirk Nowitzki
    David West
    Michael Beasley
    Derrick Rose
    Devin Harris
    JR Smith
    Dikembe Mutombo
    Luis Scola
    Russell Westbrook
    Jeff Green
    Brook Lopez
    Thaddeus Young
    Daequan Cook
    Gary Payton
    Brian Shaw

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