By Sam Rubenstein

If you happen to be in the vicinity of the NBA Finals, you might want to check out what NBA Nation has planned, specifically the NBA Jam Van. The details:

NBA Nation has activities for the fans.

WHO: A.C. Green – Los Angeles Lakers Legend (Thursday, June 12, 5:00-6:00 pm PT)

WHAT: Jam Van is an 18-wheel, 67-foot showtruck that transforms into 8,000 square feet of basketball playground. In addition to slam dunking on 7- to 10-foot rims and competing in shooting contests and drills on two courts, fans of all ages can participate in off-the-court activities for prizes, experience new video technology and enjoy Wrigley’s chewing gum samples. .

Jam Van activities include:
• Spearmint Shuffle – A twist on the average dance contest.
• Doublemint Dare – A basketball shooting contest against the clock.
• Juicy Fruit JAM-boree – Kid-friendly basketball basics.
• Big Red Relay – On-court relay race.
• Winter Fresh Knockout – A hoops contest to eliminate opponents.
• Measure Up Activities – Fans can compare their sizes to those of NBA and WNBA players.
• NBA Jam Van Video Arcade – Fans can challenge friends to the latest NBA video games.
• Wrigley’s Trivia Challenge – Fans can face off against each other to answer trivia using the latest touch-screen technology.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 10 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 11 – 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Thursday, June 12 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, June 13 – 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Saturday, June 14 – CLOSED
Sunday, June 15 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm

WHERE: Figueroa & 11th Street Lot
(Across from the Staples Center)

Now I really want some gum!