Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 11:13 am  |  28 responses

NBA D-League Holding Open Tryouts on September 24

Have any interest in suiting up for the NBA Development League? Curious to see if you could play alongside professional ballers? Well, here’s your chance: The NBA D-League is holding open tryouts on September 24. The details are below, and you can register online here:

Think you have what it takes to play with the pros? Mark September 24* on your calendar!

Boost Mobile ® in conjunction with the NBA D-League, the official minor league of the National Basketball Association, will hold the Boost Mobile ® NBA D-League National Tryouts in Los Angeles* and Chicago*. This event will challenge NBA D-League hopefuls, via full-court games, to showcase their skills for NBA D-League player personnel executives, coaches and industry scouts with the hopes of gaining eligibility for the NBA D-League Draft in November.

Los Angeles *
1515 240th St
Harbor City, CA 90710

Chicago *
Attack Athletics
2641 West Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612
Attack Athletics

Participants will receive a one of a kind experience courtesy of Boost Mobile ®, including hands-on instruction from coaches, chalk talk by an NBA D-League Legend or personality, authentic NBA D-League uniform (jersey and shorts) and an autographed photo of NBA Legend AC Green* for Los Angeles or NBA Legend Otis Birdsong* for Chicago participants.

To register:

  • You must be 18 years old or older and meet NBA D-League eligibility requirements (see FAQ)
  • You MUST sign the player release waiver (pdf) (either print and bring with you or sign at check-in on day of Tryouts)
  • Submit registration forms and payment of $150 participation fee
  • Payment must be received by the NBA D-League Office by September 16
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  • http://nba.com GP23

    I would definately tryout, but I live in the UK. Flights to chicago, and $150 participation fee would be too expensive for me. If only I had the money…..

  • slamfan4life

    daaamn,one step closer to the pros!

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    “NBA Legend AC Green”, word?

  • LA Huey

    I’m going to try out. I should easily get a spot because, you know, I love this game so much and would be willing to play for WAAAAAAAAY less than all these spoiled athletes they got these days.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Man these “tryouts” are nothing more than a league fundraiser.

  • jsmooth

    dfrance21- 100% co-sign…they’re profiting off of people’s league dreams knowing no one from these camps are going to make a roster.

  • keithsweat

    That is true that nobody will probably make a roster, but it would be a great experience for only 150 bucks if the tryouts are not to far from your home.

  • MaxIsNative

    One word, Invincible.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    I’m going to Los Angeles to try out.
    No lie.

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    @dfrance21 I kinda agree with you, but the truth is there’s not alot of guys that have NBA talent. It’s not that they aren’t picking up players it’s mainly the players that tryout aren’t good enough. They either need game changers, role players, or projects. These days everyone thinks they can score 30ppg the game is watered down.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    so there will be a d-league even if there is a lockout? every rookie should should sign up so that they have at least some sort of income

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    But with all that I said if any of the tryouts are a scam I would put my money on this one. Its harder to make a team from a league wide tryout than it is if you where to tryout for a individual team.These league wide open tryouts remind me of overseas exposure camps.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    People can make it, I have played against people who should be playing in the NBA, period. Also its funny, some streetball dudes can make it in the NBA, if AI could. Phx had a chance to get AO a while back and passed I think. Baby Shack should be playing in the NBA. PERIOD, plus BOOK IT!!!

  • dma

    somebody should do this and blog about it.

  • Dr. DL

    I honestly feel like AO has NBA level talent. @The Seed, why did Phx pass? Do you know any more about that?

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    I changed my mind…
    I’m not going. lol

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  • DieselMechanic

    Wait isn’t there supposed to be a lock-out or something?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    You should never compare a random streetballer to Iverson. Dude was a freak of nature that doesn’t come along very often, period.

  • http://dsjkflf.com Jukai

    The Seed is gonna make it this year. BOOK IT.

  • John Frusciante

    These people who think streetballers could play in the NBA have NO CLUE what they are talking about. AO is nice. Could he play in the NBA? Nope. Well, maybe make a roster, but he would get abused on the court. I remember when he tried out for the Sonics when they were one of the worst teams in the league and they didn’t even invite him back for a second look. Is the guy talented? Yes. NBA level of talent? Please. Get on the bus, dude.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Are there buzz words on here other than curses that prevent your comment from being posted? I replied to this thread twice yesterday and neither comment posted.

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  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    I usually do not brag about my prowess on the court but, I had talent. I was a pure point guard who can shoot. I mean, really shoot.
    If there is a player whose game was similar to mine, I would say a Dana Barros type.
    Same kind of skill set. Same size.
    Yes, I’m a mere 5’11″.
    I’m not saying that I was as good as Barros. There is no way, when I look back in hindsight. I had no focus. Even if I had focus, there was no way that I would have been that good. Many of us take for granted how good these players really are/were.
    It was always about the women with me. Still is to a certain extent.
    I love my women, man.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Speaking of women, are you still dunking on them, Caveman??
    If you are, are you still chasing them up court afterward? lol

  • http://slamonline.com SpaceJam

    Man, I would try out but, I’m 15 haha. Right in my backdoor, I live like an hour away from attack athletics

  • http://Facebook TYREECE thtsTyBUD scrillya”da”da

    when is the next tryouts??? If only I had the bread for it ya”da”da… Bills are kiccn my ass… Why they do the world like this????

  • Leonitas

    I tried out for the Reno Bighorns of the DLeague back in 2009 at Orlando FL. Competition was pretty series a lot talent was in that gym that day. We did drills we ran NBA sets and plays I didn’t make it but overall it was a great experience. It’s one I won’t forget. I will recommend it to any baller who is series about trying to make it to the pros. And my advice is come in great shape physically as well. Practice everyday cause the talent at these tryouts is pretty good so be ready. Ive decided I’m gonna do it again this time I’m gonna make it cause I know what to expect.