I had the good fortune of going to New Orleans last weekend for NBA All-Star weekend, because of the advertising work we've done for our clients at the NBA.
It was an amazing weekend all the way around. We got to do, see and and eat a lot, and we had the chance to do some work in the New Orleans community with Habitat for Humanity and NBA Cares.
Here are a just a few of the pictures from the weekend. And there's a video at the end that some of my co-workers edited together that sums up how unique a trip it was. (Sorry for the language on the soundtrack...)
Entrance to the French Quarter during an NBA private event.
We put insulation in a house in the lower 9th ward. You can see by the other house next door that there remains plenty of work to be done.
View from my hotel room on Canal St.
Private entrance to the New Orleans Arena.
Dirk in the 3-Point Shootout and Dwight Howard as he's about to do the Superman dunk.
We had all-access passes, so we went down on the court. And I'm pretty sure I could have grabbed the Slam Dunk trophy...
Our campaign ran all throughout the arena, all weekend.
We went to the ESPN private party, where Stuart Scott made an appearance, introducing Common who played an hour-long show.
By far the coolest thing we got to do was attend the team photoshoot an hour before the All-Star game. There's video of all of it below. But the surreal thing about it was that while I stood there in the background taking it all in, Bill Russell sat 3 feet away doing the exact same thing.
On the court after the game...the Governator...