Six of the greatest names in Streetball history
will come to together with their All-Star squads this Memorial Day for "The
Godfathers of Streetball Memorial Day Weekend 2003" in Venice Beach, CA.
Ken Graham (West 4th St.-NYC), Joe Cruz, Sr.
(Hoops In The Sun-Bronx, NY), "Lefty" Boyd (The Low End Tournament-Chicago),
Sonny Hill (The Sonny Hill League-Philadelphia), Dino Smiley (The Drew League-Los
Angeles), and hometown product Ken Hicks (Summer Basketball Showdown-Venice
Beach, CA) will showcase their legendary talents alongside teammates of their
choosing and vie for the Hoops By the Beach Streetball championship in a three-day
For over ten years Hoops By The Beach, founded
by Lester B. Jackson, has been showcasing the hottest Streetball talent from
across the country, drawing major celebrities, current and former NBA players,
and some of Hip-Hop’s most prominent acts.
Hoops By The Beach and Adidas America present
this annual event, and proceeds from the Slam Dunk competition will benefit
the Venice & LA Boys & Girls Club.
Rap artists Daz Dillinger, Soopafly, and Sen
Dog (Cypress Hill) will be in attendance as the celebrity judges for the Slam
Dunk competition. The event schedule is as follows:
WHERE: Venice Beach Basketball Courts/1700 Ocean Front Walk (Ocean Front Walk
& Winward Ave)
WHEN: Monday, May 26, 2003
12:30PM – 3PM Slam Dunk Contest for Charity/Celebrity Judges
3PM – 4:30PM Championship Game