Monday, May 02, 2011

Warning: Photo Heavy Blog Post 

In my 7 Facts Blog Awards Post, I mentioned that I work as a Brand Ambassador to support my shopping habit. This last event that I got picked up to work for was a lot of fun! I worked for Sprite at their NBA Amateur Slam Dunk Contest held at the Houston International Festival. They are attending 8 cities around the U.S., and Houston was one of them. I met NBA Legend Darryl Dawkins. He's a retired NBA player form the Philadelphia 6ers, and I also met Luis Scola who currently plays for the Houston Rockets. I was also surrounded by very fit, attractive, young men aiming to win the title of Houston's Best Dunker! And last but not least I got to keep my whole uniform, including the shoes! haha For $17/hr it doesn't get any better than that!

Video of the Sprite NBA Houston Slam Dunk Contest! Some cool dunks displayed in video!

Luis Scola of the Houston Rockets and I
 NBA LEGEND Darryl Dawkins who shattered the backboard with one of his famed dunks when he was playing.
 Me with 2 of the Judges. Los won the Dunk Contest before (left) and Remix is an ex-Globetrotter (Right)


My wonderful, free brand ambassador outfit

Here are pictures of some of the guys practicing/performing their dunks!

Here's a picture of the final 8! I missed a photo of the final 4 and 2.

The Scoreboard and timer used for the competition.

Make sure you fan NBA Nation on Facebook and Twitter for updates and to see if they are coming to a city near you! I also plan on adding a video of some of these dunks in motion, so make sure you come back and check this post later!

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  1. Oh...wow!Great photos!I love basketball!You were so lucky to get to meet those players!xoxo

  2. Looks like a really fun day!
    raje xx

  3. Love the photos seems like you had a lot of fun. I would love to attend a basketball game someday.


  4. @Alina F. I've just started following basketball this year! But now I'm a big rockets fan! Go Rockets!

  5. @lipooooDefinitely! I'm starting to like the NBA more than the NFL.

  6. @CatFataleIt was a lot of fun, and I've definitely been to a few games, but would love to go to some more! So you should definitely go!

  7. Wow, looks like a great event! Great job Brand Ambassador! ;)


  8. @New York Don't Leave Me teehee! Thanks! With all those men around, I would definitely do it again! Ha

  9. This sounds like a super fun gig you have. I'm sure that it is never boring!! You are so lucky to have a fantastic job like this.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  10. Really a great post. I love the pics

  11. @Natalie Charlotte TurnerI did it was great! I drank so much sprite though..haha need a break!

  12. @BonnieIt's actually just a part-time gig, I have a reg 9-5 during the week, but I do this to pick up some extra cash on the weekends. If you want more information on how to sign up for it, I can email you details!

  13. @yoana Me too, I had so many more, but i didn't want this post to go on and on forever so I tried to just pick the best ones.

  14. @Alexis of NorthOnHarper Aren't they though. Those men were FLYIN' in the air!

  15. @MeanzIt really was! I hope I get a chance to do something like that again!


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