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Several Pelicans enjoy one of the first showings of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Everyone has Star Wars fever including a number of professional basketball players.

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Ryan Anderson, Alexis Ajinca, Luke Babbitt and the New Orleans Pelicans assistant strength and conditioning coach, Jason Sumerlin, decided to spend their off night in Phoenix doing what many will do in the next few days, or gulp, weeks.

The Force is about to Awaken at 7:35 in Scottsdale. Couldn't be more excited! @ajincaalexis @allnfit #starwars

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Today, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opened world wide including in over 4,000 locations in the United States. The biggest opening of all time was Jurassic World at $208.8 million, but that has a good chance of changing. It is predicted the 2 hour and 15 minute feature will have an opening in the range of $175 to $225 million.

If you've taken in any NBA games over the last week, you might have noticed the recent run of Star Wars themes. Last Friday, the Pelicans held their Star Wars night at the Smoothie King Center during their matchup with the Washington Wizards. On Monday, the Pelicans went through a second Star Wars night in Portland.