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EXCLUSIVE: See How NBA Superstar Kevin Durant and His Mom Stay Close with Cisco ūmi

What did everyone do for Mother’s Day? Were you lucky enough to celebrate with your mom in person? Or did you have to find a creative way to get in touch with her, similar to what NBA player Kevin Durant did?

Kevin, a forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, praises Cisco ūmi’s ability to keep him closer to his mom: “For a second I had to stop myself because I wanted to get up and give her a hug.”

In never-before-seen videos exclusive for ūmi fans, check out how Kevin and his mom are using Cisco ūmi to stay connected despite Kevin living halfway across the U.S.  And stay tuned later this spring for additional content created just for ūmi fans from Cisco’s partnership with the NBA.

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NBA All-Star Jam 2011: Connecting NBA Players with Fans Over Cisco ūmi

On Day 2 at the NBA All-Star Jam Session 2011 in Los Angeles, fans anxiously waited to connect with their favorite NBA players and Legends via Cisco ūmi.

Check out this exclusive video to hear fans reactions! (The reactions are PRICELESS)

If you are at the NBA All-Star Jam Session, make sure you stop by the Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Mobile Tour van to experience connecting with your favorite NBA players and Legends yourself!

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NBA All-Star Jam Session 2011: Name That NBA Player Over Cisco ūmi

On Day 1 at the NBA All-Star Jam Session, we had hundreds of fans come aboard the Cisco ūmi Tour Van to play “Name That NBA Player Over Cisco ūmi!”

Fans were put on both sides of the tour van and asked to match the photos and names of as many NBA players as they could in 24 seconds. Families and friends anxiously awaited to compete against each other to see who could walk away with bragging rights!

Check out this exclusive video to see their experience and to hear reactions of fans after they demoed ūmi.

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Cisco ūmi Warms Up for the NBA All-Star Jam Session

The Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Mobile Tour is on the move again! This time, we’re headed to Los Angeles for NBA All-Star Jam Session 2011! As an Official Technology Partner of the NBA, we’re excited to be a part of this four-day event that brings together NBA players and Legends with their biggest fans.

In between shooting hoops, swapping stories with other fans and shopping for NBA All-Star merchandise, stop by the Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Mobile Tour van. We’ll be camped out February 18 – 20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, demonstrating how Cisco ūmi works and allowing you to connect with your favorite NBA players in high def on a big screen television. We know how tall NBA players can be, but don’t worry! Cisco ūmi lets you zoom in and out and pan the room so you won’t miss any of the action as you chat with them.

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Cisco and NBA All-Star 2011

It’s All-Star season again!  This week the NBA will bring together the most talented and passionate players in the world for a global celebration of the game.  Leveraging our partnership with the NBA, we will demonstrate how Cisco technology is enhancing the sports experience for fans around the world, both inside and outside the arena.

This year we will use Social Media channels to help tell the NBA and Cisco story. From blog updates, tweets and posts, we’re covering the experience. Watch for  updates throughout the weekend from Cisco Executives Alan Cohen and David Hsieh.

Join the discussion #CiscoNBA

NBA All-Star Activity
The 60th NBA All-Star Game will take place on February 20 at the Staples Center. In addition, from February 18-20, 100,000 fans in Los Angeles will experience 300,000 square feet of NBA All-Star excitement at NBA All-Star Jam Session 2011 in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The Cisco/NBA partnership will be showcased with the following activities:

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