(AllHipHop News) Several music and NBA stars will be on hand for the EBC America Celebrity Basketball Challenge in July. The Entertainers Basketball Classic – famous for hosting basketball tournaments at Rucker Park in Harlem – is sponsoring the event which will feature four celebrity-coached teams competing at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Each team will represent four major cities by putting three to five professional ball players and seven streetball players on the court. The DMV (DC/ Maryland/ Virginia) squad will be led by Wale. They will take on a team from Philadelphia.
Fabolous is heading Team NYC against Team LA. The winners of the two semi-final rounds will face off for ultimate bragging rights in the championship game. Fab, Wale, and Big Sean are scheduled to perform during the evening as well.
“We are always trying to find ways to bring our celebrity friends and basketball players closer to the people that made them famous,” says EBC Founder Greg Marius. “We are the Entertainers Basketball Classic because 32 years ago we gave people the basketball experience they wanted to see. This Barclays Center event will take what we do everyday in the summer for 2,000 people at Rucker Park to an unimaginable level at an NBA arena.”
“Our goal at the EBCRuckerPark is to provide people of all races and backgrounds the opportunity to get a taste of Harlem/NYC basketball in a family-friendly environment,” adds Marius. “New York City basketball is not dead, and if you don’t believe it, come witness it at Barclays Center on Sunday, July 27 at 4p.m.”
EBC America Celebrity Basketball Challenge 2014 is being hosted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God of Power 105’s The Breakfast Club. Tickets are available online at ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, June 21 at noon.
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