Galleries NBA star Paul George, right, and WNBA star Breanna Stewart face-off in a live NBA 2K22 game at the American Express x NBA 2K22 experience on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kyusung Gong/American Express via AP Images)

Published on December 11th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby

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NBA & WNBA Stars Face Off at The American Express x NBA 2K22 Experience Opening – Now Open to the Public in LA This Weekend

Check out some details from the first-ever The American Express x NBA 2K22 Experience kick-off event yesterday in LA, featuring NBA All-Star Paul George and two-time WNBA champion Breanna Stewart facing off in a live game of NBA 2K that also aired live on NBA’s Twitch channel.

NBA star Paul George, second form right, and WNBA star Breanna Stewart, second from left, face-off in a live NBA 2K22 game at the American Express x NBA 2K22 experience on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kyusung Gong/American Express via AP Images)

NBA star Paul George, second form right, and WNBA star Breanna Stewart, second from left, face-off in a live NBA 2K22 game at the American Express x NBA 2K22 experience on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kyusung Gong/American Express via AP Images)

NBA star Paul George, right, and WNBA star Breanna Stewart pose at the American Express x NBA 2K22 experience on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kyusung Gong/American Express via AP Images)

NBA star Paul George, right, and WNBA star Breanna Stewart pose at the American Express x NBA 2K22 experience on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kyusung Gong/American Express via AP Images)

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and just steps away from the Staples Center, the pop-up experience is open to the public this weekend (Saturday & Sunday) and brings together the popular and iconic elements of the NBA 2K digital world to life for Card Members and fans to enjoy.

  • Address: 901 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles
  • Hours:
    • Saturday, December 11 – 11 am-8 pm
    • Sunday, December 12 – 1:30-7:30 pm

 

Here are some details of the event!

The American Express x NBA 2K22 Experience:

  • Free NBA 2K Digital Merchandise: For the first time ever, Amex Card Members will be able to claim popular and limited-time digital merchandise for their NBA 2K MyPLAYERs. Digital merchandise will be distributed through unique NBA 2K22 Locker Codes only available onsite.
  • Face Scan Studio: Fans and Card Members who stop by the Face Scan Studio will have the opportunity to enhance their MyPLAYERs by taking high quality face scans and uploading them in the game to get personalized, lifelike characters to play with.
  • Immersive Sights and Sounds: With wall-to-wall mirrors, Card Members and fans will be able to experience the “Infinity Cube,” which will immerse them into the sights and sounds of NBA 2K22 and capture the moment with shareable photos.
  • Access to Exclusive Physical Merchandise and Services: To outfit Card Members and fans IRL (in real life), fans can get access to exclusive gear from NBA teams available for purchase, in addition to complimentary sneaker cleanings throughout the weekend.\

Background on American Express & NBA Partnership:

  • As the Official Card of the NBA, WNBA and G-League, American Express continues to bring unique basketball experiences and access to Card Members—including American Express’ first-ever gaming benefit – showcasing why the NBA is better with Amex.
    • As part of the partnership, Card Members who purchase NBA 2K22 on the 2K Store with their Amex Card can receive 35,000 in virtual currency that can be spent on in-game purchases.
    • By expanding its NBA partnership into gaming, American Express has once again reimagined what it means to back Card Members and basketball fans, innovating its approach to be inclusive and relevant to how fans choose to engage with the NBA in today’s world.
  • The NBA 2K integration and activation are just one of the many ways American Express makes basketball better with Amex.
    • Other unique and exclusive benefits to basketball fans include the American Express Jersey Assurance program, the American Express Shop at Barclays Center, unique team and venue perks in select markets, periodic merchandise collaborations with the NBA and its licensee partners as well as gamified offers for Card Members, like our Amex Triple-Double offer.
    • American Express is a partner of five NBA teams – the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat.

 

Featured Image: NBA star Paul George, right, and WNBA star Breanna Stewart face-off in a live NBA 2K22 game at the American Express x NBA 2K22 experience on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kyusung Gong/American Express via AP Images)



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