Stars Sell Out Game After Offering Donovan Mitchell Bobblehead
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – Offer a Donovan Mitchell bobblehead and the people will come.
That’s what the Salt Lake Stars, the NBA G-League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, found out.
For months the team had been advertising a special bobblehead to commemorate the Jazz guard’s victory in last season’s Slam Dunk Contest.
In a promotional video for the bobblehead, Mitchell stated his excitement at seeing himself in bobble head form, complete with the Contest’s trophy and a basketball being wrapped by a spider web.
"It's a pretty memorable moment for me so to have this, this is awesome."
WATCH as @spidadmitchell gets a first look at his exclusive bobblehead. Get yours today with a ticket package for @UtahJazz Night at the Stars presented by @UofUHealth! 🕷🕸
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— Salt Lake City Stars (@slcstars) January 25, 2019
“It’s a pretty memorable moment for me, so to have this, this is awesome,” said Mitchell in the video.
The deal for a bobblehead was included in in a ticket package: buy two tickets to the Stars game against the Agua Caliente Clippers and receive a bobblehead for $25.
The promotion was a smashing success as the Stars had a standing-room only crowd of 2,287 while completely selling out their inventory of 1,000 bobbleheads. It was a season high for the Stars at Bruin Arena, as they had larger crowd when they played their season opener at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
— Salt Lake City Stars (@slcstars) March 2, 2019
Despite the large showing of support, the Stars dropped the game, 105-90 to the Clippers.
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