Raptors broadcast duo Armstrong and Rautins to select two winners for a chance to play for LeBron James or Kobe Bryant at 2013 NBA All-Star Game
Longtime Toronto Raptors television analysts Jack Armstrong and Leo Rautins will call upon their years of basketball analysis and coaching experience as they select two participants to represent Canada as entrants in the Sprite Uncontainable Game. Armstrong, a collegiate coach for 14 years, and Rautins, a former NBA player and coach of Team Canada, will be searching for a pair of the country’s top ballers whose personal styles of play set them apart.
Players advancing to the NBA 3X men’s 18+ 3ON3 championship game at Yonge-Dundas Square on August 25 will have the opportunity to showcase their “uncontainable moves” to Armstrong and Rautins.
“’I'm thrilled to have the privilege to witness the talent that will be on display for the Sprite Uncontainable Game,” said Armstrong. “It should be a wonderful day of hoops!”
“I know there are plenty of creative players out there,” added Rautins. “I can’t wait to see what they bring.”
The two local winners will have videos made at Air Canada Centre and submitted for an opportunity to play for Kobe Bryant’s Team Intense or LeBron James’ Team Sudden at All-Star Weekend in February in Houston. In addition to Bryant and James, Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani (Italy), Al Horford (Atlanta/Dominican Republic), Omri Casspi (Cleveland/Israel) and Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City/Republic of Congo) are teaming with Sprite to discover 24 amateur players who will represent either Team Sudden or Team Intense in the Sprite Uncontainable Game in Houston.
More than 27 countries are on the Sprite Uncontainable Game search roster including the United States, China, Mexico and a host of European and African nations.