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FEBRUARY 14, 2020

2pm-6pm

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CHICAGO, IL

Celebrate basketball excellence mashed with the rich history and diverse culture you can only find in Chicago. From art to comedy to food to music to stepping, the city known for its picturesque skyline has so much to offer natives and explorers alike.
 
Hosted by All-Stars, World Champions and the next generation of “certified” NBA ballers hailing from Chicagoland, Posterized: The Chicago Experience powered by Jim Beam curates many of the city’s unique features and local flavors into an ultramodern daytime experience for those who are lucky enough to snag a complimentary digital invitation. 
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Tim Hardaway

Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Position: Point Guard

High School: Carver Military Academy

College: The University of Texas at El Paso (1985-1989)

NBA: 14th Pick by the Golden State Warriors (1989)

Recognition: 5x NBA All-Star

Nazr Mohammed

Jahlil Okafor 

Shawn Marion

HOMETOWN HOST COMMITTEE

Birthplace: Fort Smith, AR

Position: Center

High School: Whitney M. Young

College: Duke University (2014-2015)

NBA: 3rd Pick by the Philadelphia 76ers 

Current NBA Team: New Orleans Pelicans 

Recognition: NBA All-Rookie First Team (2016), NCAA Champion (2015)

Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Position: Center 

High School: Kenwood Academy

College: University of Kentucky (1995-1998)

NBA: 29th Pick by the Utah Jazz (1998)

Recognition: NBA World Champion, San Antonio Spurs (2005)

Birthplace: Waukegan, IL

Position: Small/Power Forward

High School: Clarksville 

College: Vincennes University (1996-1998),

UNLV (1998-1999)

NBA: 9th Pick by the Phoenix Suns (1999)

Recognition: NBA World Champion, Dallas Mavericks (2011) and 4x NBA All-Star

 

Quentin Richardson

Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

High School: Whitney M. Young 

College: DePaul University (1998-2000)

NBA: 18th Pick by the Los Angeles Clippers (2000)

Recognition: NBA Three-Point Shootout Champion (2005)

Bobby Simmons

Antoine Walker 

Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Position: Power Forward

High School: Mt. Carmel

College: University of Kentucky (1994-1996)

NBA: 6th Pick by the Boston Celtics (1996)

Recognition: NBA World Champion, Miami Heat (2006) and 3x NBA All-Star

Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Position: Small Forward

High School: Simeon Career Academy

College: DePaul University (1998-2001)

NBA: 41st Pick by the Seattle SuperSonics

Recognition: NBA Most Improved Player (2005)

Chicagoland

ALL-TIME STARTING FIVE

Can you assemble the ultimate Chicagoland-born W/NBA team?

 

Check out the list of our 55 nominees and submit your Top 5 to help us settle the debate once and for all!

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Anthony Davis
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WILL BYNUM
TONY ALLEN
TIM HARDAWAY
SHAWN MARION
SONNY PARKER
TERRY CUMMINGS
RICKEY GREEN
QUINN BUCKNER
PATRICK BEVERLY
NICK ANDERSON
NATHANEIL CLIFTON
MICHAEL FINLEY
Marcus Liberty
RONNIE FIELDS
MARK AGUIRRE
MAURICE CHEEKS
MELVIN ELY
KIWANE GARRIS
KEVIN PORTER
KENNY BATTLE
Kendall Gill
JIM BREWER
JOHNNY KERR
JUWAN HOWARD
JAMIE BRANDON
JALEN BRUNSON
JAHLIL OKAFOR
HERSEY HAWKINS
ISIAH THOMAS
JABARI PARKER
EDDY CURRY
EDDIE JOHNSON
DWYANE WADE
DOC RIVERS
COREY MAGGETTE
DAN ISSEL
DARELL WALKER
DERRICK ROSE
CAZZIE RUSSELL
CAPPIE PONDEXTER
CANDACE PARKER
BYRON IRVIN
BEN WILSON
BO ELLIS
BILLY HARRIS
ANTHONY DAVIS
ANTOINE WALKER
ALFREDRICK HUGHES
WILL BYNUM

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Project SYNCERE is a Chicago-based non-profit whose mission is to prepare the minds and create pathways for underrepresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Through our project-based learning curriculum, we have provided STEM educational opportunities for more than 18,000 students throughout Chicago, with the majority of these programs taking place on Chicago's south and west side. 

 
UCAN is a Chicago-based nonprofit social services agency located in North Lawndale that strives to build strong youth and families through compassionate healing, education and empowerment. Their promise is to advocate for and provide opportunities that change lives through impactful programs, consistent presence and unrivaled diversity and inclusion.
Founded 150 years ago as a Civil War orphanage, UCAN has a long history of creating safe and caring spaces for youth and families to grow. UCAN serves and impacts over 21,000 at-risk children, youth and families across Illinois. They provide a continuum of care that centers around youth development, mental health services, violence intervention and prevention services, workforce development and alumni services. 
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