Sony PlayStation at NBA All-Star Weekend

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This past weekend, Sony partnered up with the NBA to outfit the official player’s lounge at NBA All-Star weekend, giving players and families a chance to relax, play some of the latest PlayStation games, and get access to one-of-a-kind, customized Nike Air Force Ones and a PLAYSTATION 3 laser-etched with a design of their choice.

PlayStation NBA All-Star Lounge - Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce with a custom Celtics-green Obama PS3

In addition to getting early hands-on time with games like MLB 09 The Show and Killzone 2, some of the players showed some real skills with the games. Teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook took each other on with MLB 09 The Show, moved over to MotorStorm: Pacific Rift to race, and then played each other in NBA 09 The Inside. Dikembe Mutombo practiced Pacific Rift before taking on his kids in a race. And Nate Robinson showed some skills in Killzone 2 as he marched his way through a couple of levels.

Of course the weekend wouldn’t be complete without having two of the PlayStation Skills Challenge players at the lounge to play as themselves in NBA 09 The Inside’s Skills Challenge event. Derrick Rose had no idea what the competition was like prior to playing himself virtually in the competition, and we like to think his training helped him win the real event. After the actual competition he said that it was fun playing as himself in the game because it gave him a chance to truly see how the event would run.

PlayStation NBA All-Star Lounge - King James PS3

The Royal PS3 of LeBron “King” James

Current and future NBA stars that stopped by the lounge included:

    Nate Robinson
    Shaquille O’Neal
    Paul Pierce
    Kevin Durant
    Yao Ming
    Dirk Nowitzki
    David West
    Michael Beasley
    Derrick Rose
    Devin Harris
    JR Smith
    Dikembe Mutombo
    Luis Scola
    Russell Westbrook
    Jeff Green
    Brook Lopez
    Thaddeus Young
    Daequan Cook
    Gary Payton
    Brian Shaw

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  • Good times I bet :)

  • I need that King James PS3. Oh, and someone tell LeBron to stop using my name. :)

  • No Kobe Bryant? Booooooooo!!!!

    • Chris Morell
      Chris Morell

      My thoughts exactly. But you know Kobe is all business, all the time.

  • So where’s the custom Shaq PS3??

  • Sharingan_itachi

    What a unique ps3.

  • I love LeBron’s PS3!

  • Wooooooh!!!! mutombo and yao…go rockets!!!! wooooooh!!!!

  • yao’s had a chinese dragoni bet or ying yang symbol, maybe a tiger

  • I don’t want to sound impatient…but we are getting pretty deep into February…where are the KZ2 ads?

  • lebron_accel

    Go EAST!
    even though u guys lost Nice allstar game though!
    I want KILLZONE 2 now lol!

  • I would kill for a Lakers themed PS3!

    Hey, what about selling NBA Skins for the ps3?

  • you have lebron james PS3, but no lebron james..


  • thats a cool PS3, I wonder how much that would sell on ebay.

  • GabeDigital

    Shaq should have made a special Shaq-Fu PS3.

  • BTW no Kobe? no Gasol?
    anyway I remember Kobe donating about 10 ps3’s to some kids in a homeless center about 2 years ago..Go LAKERS!

  • lebron but no kobe? he must have other “stuff” to do :-P

  • agreed with 11, nba themed skins are wanted…would have a rockets themed one myself

  • GoPhillies36

    I hate LeBron James…all he wants is money. Kobe has the passion for the game that LeBron lacks.

  • SEVIREDgamer

    lol!! where’s Mr. Wade?, You cant have something like this and not invite Duane Wade…


  • Ahaha that custom ps3 looks pretty awesome though. Maybe Sony should sell ps3 system covers like that or something? xD

  • How ill are these PS3’s? If I end up having to purchase another besides my trusty 60GB launcher, then I am surely going to spend the buck to get a custom paint job.. So sweet. Hope it won’t affect performance though..

  • How ill are these PS3’s? If I end up having to purchase another besides my trusty 60GB launcher, then I am surely going to spend the buck to get a custom paint job.. So sweet. Hope it won’t affect performance though.. and costly?

  • @ chris morell – yeah we all know why mr bryant is all business all the time *cough*

    OT – that king james PS3 is nothing short of epic. id love to get one custom with my cool name on it!


  • go rockets…time to take down the nets

  • MadeInScotland


  • Any chances of there being a contest to win one of those ‘The Royal PS3 of LeBron “King” James’ Ps3’s?

    I would sure like one of those…. only if it has PS2 BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY. Does it?

  • @Chris Morell
    I know man. That man is do focus on winning on a title that it seems that nothing else matter. He treats every possession as a life or death possession.
    BTW Lakers fricken rules. I am not going to pronounce them the NBA Champ of 2009, but I hope the end up winning the title.

  • Vengeful-Chaos

    Is it me or does the guy behind Paul Pierce look Zombie-ish?

  • chinese_teabag

    @28 LMAO there coming RUNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!

  • So All i have to do is be a Stupid Tall Sport player to get a free PS3 with my name on it ?

    Wow ! Like getting $45mil a year wasn’t enough you guys had to make a SE PS3 for him? What did he ever do for Sony? Show up at a meeting?


  • Superman and Kyptonite should have stopped by…

  • GamerMoney –
    Louis Scola was there, too. That makes 3 Houston Rockets! All that was missing was T-Mac, I guess he was resting his knee!

    Was there a “Ming Dynasty” custom PS3?

    Former Texas Longhorn had a great weekend, winning H-O-R-S-E and setting a Rookie Challenge record with 46 points for the sophomores.

    Go Rockets!

  • Hey,remember that celtic jersey SackBoy had in the E3 demo? LOL



  • Nice the All Star Weekend Was Good and i saw Jack Tretton jeje

  • i_like_toast

    the ‘celtic green’ doesn’t look very green, but king james is a damn nice ps3.

    *starts training to become an NBA allstart so he can get a custom PS7 when they all star becomes the all holy crap this guy was allowed in the league game*



    Lakers and Sony that’s a great combo.

  • King James PS3 is hot! Send one my way. lol

  • Let me just say, I’m a HUGE Chicago Bulls fan and I’m a HUGE PlayStation fan. Seeing my favorite NBA player on my team, Derrick Rose, win the PlayStation skills challenge had me very happy. The only thing I’m disappointed about was I didn’t see Jack Tretton hand Rose a free PS3 (like he gave Dwayne Wade a free 60GB PS3 two years ago). Oh well, I was still very happy to see Derrick Rose win the challenge.

  • @PsFanatic

    completely missed his name, GO LOUISE!!!

    Oh and I know this isn’t the place to talk about this but rockets are talking about trading t-mac….I see wafer or artest being the face of the rockets when that happens…him or wafer along with yao

  • man james have a nice PS3!

  • El_Matador1957

    wow wtf these guys are already rich why give them there own ps3 give me or someone else on oh that sony for you

  • Yao and the Rockets for the win!

  • @43


  • CHANGE! will come to the PS3 this year! WOOT at the Obama PS3!!!

  • w00t Celtics!!!


    ( Sorry Jeff and Chris :P )

    But what about a John McCain PS3? Or even a Ron Paul PS3? I shouldn’t even have to ask for a Sarah Palin PS3…

  • ugh… come on… an Obama PS3? This is getting gross.

    Interesting fact ; The US government could have bought just under 2 BILLION PS3’s with YOUR tax money Obama just signed away into a ‘bailout’ fund. Sony has sold just under 21 Million worldwide so far.

    Think about that for a second.

  • the Lebron ps3 looks sick. Sony needs to release NBA/NBA player themes. I would love having a Lebron background of him throwing up the chalk, like the one i have on my 360

  • Ahem… Quick question what is Lebron James gonna do when his “Royal PS3 of LeBron “King” James” gets YLOD? How can he get his system exchanged with another system that has that skin?

    Have ya’ll ever thought of that?

    Think about (Or Aboot) it, Isn’t funny ?

  • Does this mean we will be getting the little big planet basketball jerseys?

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