MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 Tips Off with Exciting Fan Experiences at MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay
MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, tipping off this weekend at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion, will feature all 30 NBA teams for the first time. During this historic time in basketball, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will host a variety of events for fans July 6 – 17, featuring fun-filled activations from iconic brands including Pepsi and Jack Daniel’s, in addition to daily appearances by current and former NBA players.
NBA Fan Village at Rhythm & Riffs Lounge presented by TYLT
- Rhythm & Riffs will feature daily meet and greet opportunities July 6 – 11:
- July 6 at 6 p.m. – Nia Coffey, Las Vegas Aces
- July 7 at 6 p.m. – Horace Grant, NBA Legend
- July 8 at 6 p.m. – Jaime Nared, Las Vegas Aces
- July 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Jordan Bell, Golden State Warriors
- July 10 at 6 p.m. – Jamie Young, Boston Celtics
- July 11 at 6 p.m. – Larry Hughes, National Basketball Retired Players Association
- Jack Daniel’s will create a half-court activation inside the lounge for fans to enjoy. There also will be daily Jack Daniel’s specials.
- NBA Lab will build a popsocket wall including 3,600 popsockets representing each NBA team. On Wednesday, July 11 fans will be able to interact with the popsockets and even bring home the unique popsockets off the wall as souvenirs.
- Pepsi will host a sampling station with mini cans and full cans of its products for guests.
MGM Grand Main Lobby
- The famous MGM Grand lobby lion will join in on the Summer League excitement when he sports an MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Jersey and is surrounded by hanging banners representing each of the 30 teams participating in this year’s event. This will be a great photo opportunity for fans and will also act as the location of the daily meet and greets at MGM Grand.
- July 12 at 6 p.m. – Lisa Leslie, National Basketball Retired Players Association
- July 13 at 6 p.m. – NBA Legend
- July 14 at 6 p.m. – Sam Perkins, National Basketball Retired Players Association
- July 15 at 6 p.m. – Spencer Haywood, National Basketball Retired Players Association
- July 16 at 6 p.m. – Las Vegas Aces Player
Tap Sports Bar
- The wall just outside TAP Sports Bar will be decorated with a replica NBA court as well as a life-sized Larry O’Brien Trophy for interactive photograph opportunities.
- IPT Play will feature approximately 30 ICONai Small-Stars for guest interaction at The Central at MGM Grand. MGM Resorts will give away the Small-Stars to fans Monday, June 16 as special souvenirs.
- Artist Victor Solomon will showcase an art installation at The Central at MGM Grand that includes custom stained-glass basketball hoops, providing fans with a fantastic photo opportunity near the one-of-a-kind art piece.