Watch NBA Stars and Special Olympics Athletes Play as Teammates on Sunday

February 12, 2014

This year's NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game will be shown on ESPN 3, an internet-only channel, this Sunday. 

How to Watch the Game

ESPN 3 is available on the web. To see the game on Sunday, 16 February, go to this ESPN page at 2 pm Eastern US time (1 pm Central US time). 

A Chance to Cheer

Fans of the NBA and fans of Special Olympics will have a chance to watch current and former NBA and WNBA players team up with Special Olympics athletes from around the world for the unified game.  This year’s game will feature 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the globe playing alongside NBA legends Dikembe Mutombo, Detlef Schrempf, Ron Harper, A.C. Green, and current WNBA stars Tamika Catchings, Lindsey Harding, Ruth Riley and Elena Delle Donne, a new Special Olympics Global Ambassador.


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NBA legends and Special Olympics Board Members Dikembe Mutombo and Yao Ming posed with Special Olympics athlete Nick Van Denburgh of Minnesota at the 2013 unified game in Houston.

Unified Teammates

NBA rising stars Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo, Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Trey Burke will serve as honorary coaches with father-son duo Dell and Stephen Curry participating in the honorary tip-off and All-Star Kevin Love handling player-introduction duties. First held at NBA All-Star 2012, the Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game will combine athletes with and without intellectual disabilities as teammates to showcase the power of Special Olympics’ Unified Sports®, which helps unite communities and foster an environment of acceptance and inclusion.


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