February 24, 2006 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Atlanta Vision
ATLANTA, GA - February 24, 2006 - Dennis Scott, Georgia Tech legend, NBA veteran, and General Manager of the Atlanta Vision, is publicly offering NFL All-Pro Wide Receiver, Terrell Owens, an opportunity to play professional basketball. 'Adding T.O. to our roster will make for a very exciting and physical championship play-off run," stated Dennis Scott. 'This is a phenomenal opportunity for Mr. Owens, the community, sports enthusiasts, and the Atlanta Vision," added owner Quentin Townsend. 'Make no mistake, our offer is real and supports Terrell's passion for the sport of basketball, on and off the court. Our home facility is the Samson's Center, which is within 3 miles of Owens' Lithonia estate."
This would not be the first time Owens has laced up his high-tops for the hardwood. While in college, Terrell Owens played basketball for three seasons at Tennessee-Chattanooga after walking on his sophomore season. Tennessee-Chattanooga made the NCAA Tournament in Owens' junior and senior seasons. In 2002, Owens also played with the United States Basketball League. Earlier this month, Owens made ESPN's Top 10 Plays for showcasing his basketball talents at a Super Bowl Basketball event in Detroit.
Owens' arrival will be welcomed as the Vision prepares for their intense double header against the Birmingham Magicians this weekend for their last home games of the regular ABA season. The Atlanta Vision, Atlanta's new professional basketball team, has won 12 of their last 13 games and is currently ranked #2 in their division and #8 in the entire league. The ABA has over 30 teams across the country and features strong talent such as former NBA players Tim Hardaway, Dennis Rodman, Armon Gilliam, and Lawrence Moten.
Community Night is the theme for the Friday, February 24th home game. Saturday, February 25th is Fan Appreciation Night with numerous contests, entertainment, and give-a-ways for all Vision fans and sponsors. Both games tip off at 7:35 PM and doors open at 7:00 PM. 'We invite the entire community and surrounding areas to be a part of a winning organization," comments Vision co-owner, Akilah Townsend. 'Our last home games will be very exciting and we want to have fun with the fans as we push towards an ABA Championship."
The ABA has a unique and fun 'Celebrity 11th Player" option that provides anyone, male or female, the opportunity to suit up for a game. If the game allows, they will actually play in a live professional basketball game. If you would like more information about the 11th Player option, please contact the Atlanta Vision.
All Atlanta Vision home games are played at The Samson's Center on the campus of New Birth, 6400 Woodrow Road - Lithonia, Georgia 30038. Fans are encouraged to come early and see why the Vision was recently named 'Atlanta's Best Value in Sports Entertainment." Atlanta Vision is an official member of the American Basketball Association (ABA) made famous by Julius 'Dr. J" Erving, the red, white and blue ball, innovative rules, and fan-friendly, affordable entertainment. Ticket prices include free parking and are $5 for students, $10 for Adults, $15 for VIP seats, while fans 6 and under are admitted free. For schedule information, go to the team's website at www.theatlantavision.com. For further information about Atlanta Vision and the ABA, please visit www.abalive.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Ciji Tatum, Director of Public Relations, at 770-482-7994.
Note: OurSports Central no longer actively covers the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a professional league due in part to its inability to publish and play a schedule and the transitory nature of many of its teams. For information on professional minor leagues, please see OSC's basketball section.