Cognizant of the infusion of young talent brought upon by the NBA draft, The Nets put together a ticket package called the “Rising Stars 6 Pack” that includes an exclusive ticket to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge.
In a weird setup, the Nets and Knicks will share the 2015 All-Star Weekend. While the Knicks got the winning bid for the actual game, the Nets picked up the pre-game competitions: the Slam Dunk contest (with a possible hometown entrant), the three-point contest and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Leave it to The Nets to capitalize on the opportunity.
Per ESPN’s Darren Rovell, in addition to the Feb. 13 ticket for the skills competition, the package includes five games with likely “Rookie of the Year” candidates. Games include:
[The] Cleveland Cavaliers (Andrew Wiggins), Milwaukee Bucks (Jabari Parker), Orlando Magic(Aaron Gordon), Boston Celtics (Marcus Smart) and Philadelphia 76ers (Nerlens Noel).
One footnote, the team is mum on what happens in the (likely) event Andrew Wiggins is traded, but Rovell contends that Cavaliers game should remain a part of the package. A game featuring LeBron and (maybe) Kevin Love seems like a decent ticket to me.
The six-game package starts at $325, and according to Nets CEO Brett Yormark marks the first time that an All-Star Friday ticket has been sold in this fashion.