August 23, 2014

NBA Jam 2014 to be held across a remarkable 16 Indian cities!


NBA Jam - the hugely popular college basketball and youth festival - will return to India in its biggest iteration yet for 2014. This year, NBA Jam is going to be held across a remarkable 16 Indian cities, truly spanning the length and breath of India and involving a greater number of young Indian basketball fanatics than ever before.

Held between August 18 - December 4 this year, NBA Jam is set to be held in 16 cities in India: Chennai, Guwahati, Cochin, Lucknow, Jaipur, Nagpur, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Hyderabad, and Pune. For the first time, Indian ballers from beyond just the Tier 1 cities will be connected. Nationally, the hoops festival will involve more than 650 colleges and 3200 teams. Apart from 3x3 basketball in each city, the NBA Jam will also feature music and entertainment competitions like graffiti, DJ-spin off, B-boy dancing, and more.

This year's NBA Jam is a huge step up from last year's event, which involved just four cities and relatively far fewer teams. The 2013 edition of NBA Jam concluded in Mumbai by the end of last September, as national champions were crowned from squads that won their city-level championships going off against each other. Three former NBA legends - Robert Horry, Peja Stojakovic, and Ron Harper - attended the finale in Mumbai last year.

This year's NBA Jam is being sponsored by Jabong, who will also invite some of the lucky participants to earn internships with the company. Like last year, the crucial events and the finals of the tournament will be broadcast on Sony SIX.

To sign up your college/university team, head to Jabong.com and pick the city where you will be participating from. In addition to the news and schedule of your chosen city, the full schedule of all the NBA Jam events across the next three months in India is also listed on the website.

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  2. Yo i'm a 15 year old hoop head from Punjab and i personally think that NBA India ain't making any strong efforts to spread the game in the northern states with the exception of delhi. Punjab is the focal point of Indian basketball.The national team is full of punjabis. I think NBA Jam should also be in cities like Ludhiana(my hometown,people are crazy for basketball here) too.Yeah sure their doin it in chandigarh but thats just one city there should be more...

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    1. I agree - Punjab is a focal point. The NBA used to have a Mahindra Challenge in Ludhiana a few years ago, too. I think they will return there in the future for sure

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    2. Yeah I remember the mahindra Nba challenge...that was pretty dope.But anyways thanks for replying and keep up the good work..

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  4. Can students from different colleges make a team and participate?

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    1. Please check the NBA - Jabong link above to make sure

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  5. Please tell me that Can school students take part in this tournament ??

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    1. I think this year's tournament is only for colleges.

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    2. but 16 - 18 year category is available which should include school students as well

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  6. Are 14yrs old kids allowed?

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  8. Great loving to see it ! Basketball is now growing in India.Get best basketball training academy in united states

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