SB Mavericks announce “crazy socks”, ball-skills promotions in anticipation of ABA Finals

By Kirk Copeland
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Tuesday, March 3rd

(Shreveport, LA.) – With the ABA National Championship Finals just over a month away, the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks are excited to announce two exciting interactive promotions featuring star players Anthony Jackson and Alex “The Ticket” Sanders.

The Mavs are holding two contests through Facebook, with the top five in each contest receiving a prize package that includes VIP table seating at a Finals game.

Jackson, a spark-plug point guard for Shreveport-Bossier, has a tradition of wearing a different pair of flashy, colorful socks for every game (as you will find out all about in a feature coming soon to Now fans can be part of that tradition. Take a photo of your craziest pair of socks and post the image to our Facebook page, and you will be entered to see what fan has socks that most meet “A-Train’s” approval. Jackson will personally judge the entries, and the top five will get VIP treatment at a game during the ABA Finals. The winner will get the velvet-rope treatment in the championship game, and winning fans – and their socks – will be recognized during the game.

Not to be outdone by his more-diminutive teammate, Sanders is a master at ball handling, as you would expect of a former long-time member of the Harlem Globetrotters. With that in mind, he would like to see if there are any future Globetrotters that love their Mavericks. Fans are encouraged to post video of your flashiest ball-handling skills on our Facebook page, and the Ticket will choose the top five for VIP treatment at a Finals contest. Prize winners will get to show off their smoothest ball tricks during halftime of the Finals game they attend.

Deadline for entry is Friday, April 3, and winners will be announced Sunday, April 5 on our Facebook page.

The Finals will begin Tuesday, April 7, with all games slated to be seen globally on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app for mobile devices. The final game of the series will be either Sunday, April 12, or Monday, April 13 (if necessary). The top four teams in the ABA will compete in a double-elimination format, with a best two-of-three game championship series starting Saturday, April 11.

The Mavericks (27-0), winners of the ABA’s Gulf Coast Division, have already clinched a spot in the Finals, with the final three teams to be determined by playoffs.

The Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks close out the regular season this Saturday, March 7, when they face the Dallas-Fort Worth All-Stars – comprised of former NBA, D-League, and international professional players. Tip-off for the contest at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum is 7 p.m. To celebrate the last game of the season prior to the Finals, the Mavericks are giving away free general admission tickets to everyone. Call the Hirsch Box Office at (318) 631-4930 for more information.

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