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GarantiBank takes to the streets with NBA fun and excitement. The “NBA Jam Van” in İstanbul!

The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) “NBA Jam Van”, which brings all the fun and excitement of basketball on an interactive tour to destinations around the world, is coming to İstanbul sponsored by GarantiBank. The NBA’s 18-wheeler TIR, which can be turned into a 500 m² basketball court, played host to basketball lovers at İstanbul’s Taksim square on October 25th and 26th and gave them a chance to take part in events such as “Slam Dunk Contest”, “Three-Point Shootout”, and “One-on-One Game” and win prizes. All activities were free of charge. Throughout the day’s proceedings, the Houston Rockets Power Dancers provided entertainment.

NBA Jam Van, which GarantiBank sponsors in line with its support for basketball, seeks to give basketball lovers of every age a chance to experience the fun and excitement of the NBA. The NBA Jam Van consists of a basketball court with backboards at three different heights, a video game section, an interactive map displaying European NBA players, and a giant screen on which are shown games that have become classics in NBA history because of NBA and WNBA players’ special dexterity and moves. There is also a shop aboard the vehicle in which NBA-licensed goods are sold.

NBA Jam Van set out on its European tour in July 2008. Including İstanbul, its itinerary takes it on visits to nineteen cities in six countries.