Adding glitz to nba celebrity jam

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 04 August, 2005, 12:00am

The LA Laker Girls are in HK and will be appearing with Denver Nuggets' mascot, Rocky the Mountain Lion, on Saturday at the NBA Celebrity Jam at the convention and exhibition centre in Wan Chai.

We grabbed two of the girls for a quick chat. Shelby Rabara, 21, (right) has been a dancer since she was three and this is her second year with the Lakers. 'It has always been a dream of mine to be a Laker Girl, I grew up in Southern California, so I'm a huge Lakers' fan,' she told CitySeen. When we asked her what she thought of Hong Kong men, she said: 'We arrived at 5am, so we haven't had a chance to check them out yet!'

Nicole Irving, 22, has been a Laker Girl for three years. So, is she good friends with any of the players? 'Not really. We only see them on the courts.'

The event will feature the NBA Celebrity Basketball Challenge (teams are headed by actor Daniel Wu Yin-cho and local band EO2) and Club NBA, featuring local singers.

The NBA is giving out tickets. Go to (Chinese only) for ticket info.