A cool grand. One thousand smackers. At press time, that’s the kinda serious scrilla you’d be dropping on eBay to get inside US Airways Center, 201 East Jefferson Street, for Sunday’s sold-out NBA All-Star Game. Since you’re choosy with the chedda these days, the options for finding big-time b-ball action depends on what you wanna spend, and NBA All-Star Weekend 2009 offers additional options for thrifty types.

Foremost is the NBA All-Star Jam Session at Phoenix Convention Center. The Session offers interactive basketball activities and challenges, as well as the chance to meet NBA players both current and classic.

Thu., Feb. 12; Fri., Feb. 13; Sat., Feb. 14; Sun., Feb. 15; Mon., Feb. 16, 2009
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.