Friday, June 23, 2006

"A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Charity Game

By Bruin Basketball Report

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the annual celebrity and all-star charity basketball games, comes to Staples Center on Sunday, July 9.

After 20 years, Earvin "Magic" Johnson has selected All-Stars Paul Pierce and former UCLA star Baron Davis to host the event.

"I am so excited to carry this torch," Pierce said. "It's just such an honor to be picked by Magic to build on what he's done over the last 20 years."

Davis shares Pierce's enthusiasm. "Magic Johnson has been a huge influence in our lives. It is a privilege to bring the best of entertainment and pro basketball to Los Angeles for a fun weekend to benefit worthwhile charitable organizations," said Davis.

Some NBA players who have committed to play include: Lamar Odom, Sam Cassell, Shaun Livingston, Mike Bibby, Gilbert Arenas, and former UCLA star Earl Watson.

Ryan Hollins, UCLA's center last season, will also play in the game.

Visit the "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" site for ticket information.



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