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Vipers to Host Championship Banner and Ring Ceremony Before Home Opener Thursday

November 17, 2010 - NBA G League (G League) - Rio Grande Valley Vipers News Release

MCALLEN, TEXAS - The defending NBA Development League champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced Wednesday that they will be dropping the 2010 NBA Development League championship banner and handing out the championship rings during a special pre-game ceremony beginning at 6:50 p.m. on Thursday at State Farm Arena.

The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive replica championship banners, courtesy of Lone Star National Bank. The first 4,000 fans in attendance will receive Vipers schedule key tags, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Houston Rockets Hall of Fame mascot Clutch the Bear and the Rockets Power Dancers will perform. There will also be a free pre-game tailgate party in the State Farm Arena parking lot beginning at 4:30 p.m., courtesy of Pepper's at Uptown.

The game will be broadcast live nationally on VERSUS (Time Warner Cable channel 314 (SD)/1314 (HD), Dish Network channel 151 and DirecTV channel 603). Fans are encouraged to wear red.

The Vipers are facing the Texas Legends, with tip-off schedule to occur shortly after the conclusion of the championship ceremony. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling the Vipers at 972-1144, at the Vipers Pro-Shop, at the State Farm Arena Box Office, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online through Ticketmaster via

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