|All-Star Events at the Liacouras Center|
|Feb. 8, 8 p.m.: Second Annual Hoop Magic Celebrity Basketball Game.
Check it out: Master P., Silk the Shocker, Boyz II Men, Missy Elliot
and Michael Bivens playing bball.
Feb. 10, 9 p.m.: Jay Z All-Star Players Ball.
The NBA Jam Session, All-Star Saturda and games at Xavier University and Dayton University are just a few of the items that are on Temple women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley’s agenda this weekend.With all the hoopla surrounding the NBA All-Star game and festivities being held throughout Philadelphia, you would think Staley, a member of the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting, would be preoccupied with the upcoming events, right? Wrong. “Day-by-day,” she said. “I don’t try to look ahead. “The most important thing right now is Temple. Then I could relax a little bit and do my duties with the WNBA.” So far, this week has been promising for Staley and the Owls. Temple won its last four games including the first series sweep of cross-town rival Saint Joseph’s. The win gives the Owls (13-8) at least a share of the Big 5 crown. But the Owls aren’t concerned about that crown, but another one — the Atlantic 10 crown. “The minute we take our focus off the task at hand we let our guard down,” Staley said after Temple’s win over the Hawks Wednesday. So the Big 5 is secondary now. Staley will go back to the drawing board and film to prepare for a game Friday at Dayton. Prior to the game she will participate in Thursday’s NBA Jam Session held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Staley will be able to interact with fans of all ages and continue to help and support her community. Then she will host a black tie event in New Jersey with proceeds going to her Dawn Staley Foundation. After the Dayton game, Staley will return to Philly to partake in the Jam Session Saturday and then later in the NBA All-Star Game festivities at the First Union Center. Staley will team up with Hall of Famer Moses Malone and the 76ers’ Aaron McKie in a three-on-three exhibition. She will then return to Ohio to face Xavier before having a one-week break between games. “It’s almost comparable to the college schedule where you have to prioritize,” Staley said of her hectic week. “Temple is first. I’m here with Temple and I’m here 10 to 12 hours a day and if I can’t take care of it on the phone then I can’t take care of it.” For Staley this week is nothing new. Last season she participated in the All-Star festivities and Temple went 2-0 that week.