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HOUSTON - The NBA kicked off the All-Star Weekend festivities Thursday afternoon with the 2013 NBA All-Star Jam Session opening ceremony at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Thursday's event also included the NBA Fit All-Star Youth Celebration with more than 500 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.

Several current and former NBA and WNBA players led the session with the kids.

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