The Sixers Dancers are in the middle of a 10-day “journey” (NBA.com’s words, not mine) in China. They’re halfway around the world supporting the NBA Jam Van and are a part of the “NBA’s first-ever reality TV show.” They are? The dancers invited include Dana, Annie, Erica, Kate, Danielle, and Melinda.
The NBA Jam Van actually sounds pretty bad ass. It’s a 52-foot truck that turns into a basketball complex when parked. The NBAJV features 1000 square meters of court where Chinese ballers can participate in the HP NBA Slam Jam Challenge. Isn’t Slam Jam redundant? And if the contests involves dribbling, passing, and shooting… that means that there is neither slamming nor jamming. But hey, it rhymes! Marketing!
The Jam Van is only on the schedule for the girls’ first three days in China. After that, they’ll make one appearance in Beijing with the NBA’s new reality show called “Mengniu NBA Basketball Disciple”. If you want more updates, you can read the Sixers Dancers China Blog (apparently they’ll be adding video & more pictures) or you can follow them on twitter. But I know you really just want to see the pictures. We’ve got galleries from the Sixers general tryouts, final auditions, and the China trip. Those are after the jump.