Event Recap :Exclusive American Express Card Member #NBA Draft Experience #AmexNBA

On June 26, YRB Magazine and American Express Card Members experienced a special opportunity to not only attend the highly anticipated event, but also participate in an exclusive meet n greet with two NBA players: Michael Carter Williams and Tobias Harris(Orlando Magic) as well as a group Q&A session with these players.


Michael Carter Williams Signs Autographs for Fans at the American Express NBA Draft Experience



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Michael Carter Williams and Tobias Harris Q&A at the American Express NBA Draft Experience


Michael-Carter-Williams and Tobias Harris

Card Members who attended also received a behind the scenes tour of the Draft and venue as well as a cocktail reception.

Tobias Harris at the American Express NBA Draft Experience



Tobias Harris at the American Express NBA Draft Experience


Prior to the Draft, on Tuesday, June 25th, American Express and the NBA also arranged an NBA Draft Roundtable to take place hosted by Rick Fox including player commentary from some of the top draft prospects in the nation:Marcus SmartAaron GordonGary Harris and Noah Vonleh.

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The Roundtable was a continuation of American Express’ season-long “Off the Court” program connecting Card Members and fans with the game in new, engaging and meaningful ways and was livestreamed for the first time ever for everyone to see on the “Off the Court” digital destination. Additionally, fans were able to submit questions to be answered by the players during the livechat using hashtag #AmexNBA. Fans can check the roundtable out here:

In November of last year, American Express and The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced a first-of-its-kind digital destination on, entitled “Off the Court,” which brings the game and some of its best players to life for fans by exploring shared personal passions, pursuits and interests. This online destination continues the innovative partnership that NBA and American Express have taken to connect fans with the game in new, engaging and meaningful ways. “Off the Court” features live video chats with NBA players, legends and coaches, a multi-part video series around the players’ passions and daily posts from basketball insiders. In fact, we have profiled Rajon Rondoand his eye for fashion, Chris Bosh and his cooking skills, Paul Pierce and his love for bowling and Joakim Noahand his passion for travel.

Photo Credit: Joe Amati/NBAE/Getty Images

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