2018 All-Star Breakfast Honors Basketball Greats for Character and Leadership
Saturday's sold-out All-Star Breakfast, hosted for the 13th year by Athletes in Action and the NBA Retired Players Association, is bringing together coaches, players and fans alike to celebrate character, leadership and faith, both on and off the court.
The breakfast will kick off the all-star weekend with positivity, honoring the accomplishments of two men integral to the sport, Chet Kammerer and Lindsey Hunter Jr. Both men were top-notch athletes in college and continued to find their strengths as a coach and player, respectively, with the NBA.
The 2018 Jerry Colangelo Award will be presented to Kammerer for his character and leadership in basketball and beyond. After 27 years coaching collegiate basketball and two years as assistant coach with the L.A. Lakers, Kammerer joined the Miami Heat as a scout. The Heat has won three NBA titles during Kammerer's tenure (2006, 2012, 2013). Today he serves as vice president of player personnel for the Heat, and continues to inspire players in the sport and in life.
The All-Star Breakfast will also present former NBA coach Hunter with the 2018 Bobby Jones Award. SWAC Player of the Year at Jackson State in 1993, Hunter was the No. 10 NBA draft pick and spent most of his career with the Detroit Pistons. Hunter won the NBA title in 2002 with the Lakers and 2004 with the Pistons. He was a leader with his teammates both as a player and a person.
The All-Star Breakfast will also feature FS1 NBA analyst Chris Broussard and six-time All-American gymnast Kim Anthony as co-emcees.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m. PST
LA Hotel, California Salon Ballroom
333 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
The 2018 All-Star Breakfast is open to media, and interviews will be available. Credentials may be obtained at the door. On-site media contact: Dave Lower, 513.659.9181.
For questions about the event, call 800.416.9473 or visit AllStarBreakfast.com.
The All-Star Breakfast is a part of Athletes in Action's series of events designed to honor athletes and coaches who model exemplary character, values, integrity and faith. Other events include the Super Bowl Breakfast, the Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast (held annually during Final Four weekend) and the Night of Champions dinner. For more information about Athletes in Action, visit AthletesinAction.org.