(AllHipHop News) Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan “Birdman” has bought into a "mixed gender basketball" league with the purchase of the New Orleans franchise. The news was announced today by James Scott, the CEO/founder of the Global Mixed Gender Basketball (GMGB) League.
The team - called The Cash Money Millionaires - are now looking for men and women to be to play in New Orleans, ages 18 and up. There are 28 positions (14 men and 14 women players) open with tryouts on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Tameka “Tiny” Harris also owns a team called the Atlanta Heirs.
According to a press release, "The Global Mixed Gender Basketball (GMGB) League has been the formation stages since 2013, and is becoming the heir apparent in the basketball world as it combines the skills of exceptionally talented coed players."
CEO James Scott stated, “Men and women are together at last with the formation of this league. It should have been that way a long tune ago, but we are pleased to bring a different type of game to the competitive sport of basketball. Global Mixed Gender Basketball is an innovative concept to the basketball industry, which not only features both men and women teammates but features male and female coaches, managers and staff. Furthermore, the team is paid on equal levels: no more will a woman make less than a man for performing the same job. Camaraderie is found again through sport. Communities will come together to see an event, to connect with each other, to put down the phone and have real conversations and to enjoy and value good family fun."
The various teams are generally owned by celebrities and coached by former NBA or WNBA athletes. The team is rapidly expanding to Miami, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Los Angeles and other prominent cities.
For more information visit the website at www.globalmixedgenderbasketball.com. Tryouts take place at the Joe W. Brown Memorial Park Main Gym, 5420 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA at 5 pm. Contact 201 606-2617 for more information.