Mayor Parker talks hoops with Drexler, Hardin
Clyde "The Glide" Drexler joined Houston Mayor Annise Parker and current Rockets guard James Hardin for a ceremonial tip-off to February's All-Star Jam Session at Toyota Center Monday morning.
Drexler says the city did so well hosting the event in 2006; they get to do it all over again. He adds All-Star weekend is an NBA fan's dream.
"An All-Star weekend is an extravaganza," Drexler told KTRH News. "There's something for everyone. The kids with Jam Session, the adults, if you're an NBA fan it doesn't get any better."
The mayor is looking forward to the economic boon hosting an All-Star weekend brings with it.
"The hotels fill up, the restaurants fill up," said Parker. "Caterers and flowers, event planners, even the taxi cabs make money."
Hardin is new to Houston this year, but already he sees what a big sports town it is.
"Houston knows sports very well, football and basketball," he says. "Just to have the All-Star game here shows how great the city is."
The Jam Session will be a four-day family event at the George R. Brown Convention Center to coincide with the All-Star game in mid-February.
Tickets are on sale now.