FRENCH MONTANA, JADAKISS, 2 CHAINZ, ACE HOOD, PUSHA T & JIM JONES + More 1ST ANNUAL @ebcruckerpark SOUTH BEACH
HIP HOP STARS FRENCH MONTANA, JADAKISS, 2CHAINZ, ACE HOOD, PUSHA T & JIM JONES TURN OUT FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL EBC SOUTH BEACH INVITATIONAL IN MIAMI, FL
Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) Brought Its Legendary Rucker Park Tournament in Harlem To Miami’s Ocean Drive Featuring
Six Celebrity Coached Teams and NBA Players
2Chainz’s Team ATL Took Home Championship Trophy After Beating Ace Hood’s Team MIA in Semi-Finals and French Montana’s Team Montana in Final Game
Performances by Jadakiss, Oun P and Bizzy.
The Entertainers Basketball Classic Inc., (EBC) — the most recognizable streetball tournament in the world— celebrated an amazing weekend at the first annual EBC South Beach Invitational, that was held this past weekend August 15-17 in Miami, FL. Hip Hop stars French Montana, Pusha T, Jadakiss, Jim Jones, 2Chainz, Ace Hood DJ Clue and more turned out as EBC brought its non-stop action-packed version of basketball from Rucker Park in Harlem to South Beach. The weekend highlighted streetball culture on and off the court, featured an epic exhibit from Sneaker Pimps, world class DJs and more.
The EBC South Beach Invitational featured six teams representing New York (two teams), Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington DC and also had hip hop artists French Montana, Jadakiss, Ace Hood and 2Chainz serve as celebrity coaches with special appearances by NBA players Shannon Brown, Scott Machado, Jamal Tinsley and Dermarr Johnson.
Located on Ocean Drive (between 8th Street & 9th Street), this weekend event marked the first of its kind in South Beach. EBC transported its hardwood floor from the famous Rucker Park in Harlem, NY to be installed under a tented venue with a capacity of over 1,000 people. This celebrity driven All-Star weekend of streetball combined the electricity and excitement found at Rucker Park with the culture and backdrop of Miami’s South Beach. trying to prove that they have the best basketball players.
This amazing three-day weekend also includes special performances/appearances by Pusha T, Jadakiss, Oun P and Bizzy, as well as daily events at the Ivy Night Club, Dream Night Club and the Clevelander. Sponsors of the EBC South Beach Invitational include BACARDÍ® & Coors Light.
The EBC South Beach Invitational is an extension of the legendary EBC streetball tournament that has existed at Rucker Park in Harlem for over 30 years. The EBC Rucker Park 2014 tournament began in mid-June and will run through Mid-August. Some surprise celebrity and NBA All-Star appearances at EBC Rucker Park this summer have included: Khloe Kardashian, French Montana, Shaquille O’Neil, LL Cool J, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Troy Ave, Lance Stephenson, Kemba Walker, Maino, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Camron, Noel Nerlens, Kendrick Lamar, The Breakfast Club, DJ Clue, Gilbert Arenas and Dominique Wilkins, among others.
Last year, special appearances included: NBA All-stars Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, David Lee of the Golden State Warriors, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets, Tyreke Evans of the New Orleans Pelicans, Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets and retired NBA players Shaquille O’Neal and Shawn Kemp. Also attending EBC Rucker Park was newly appointed NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, a long time tournament supporter. Musical artists and celebrities who made appearances last year and coached basketball teams included Rick Ross, R. Kelly, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Waka Flocka, Troy Ave, Vado, Swizz Beatz and Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
For more information on the EBC South Beach Invitational and purchasing tickets, visit www.southbeachinvitational.com
About The EBC:
The Entertainers Basketball Classic was founded by Greg Marius in 1982 in Harlem, NY and is one of the most recognizable streetball tournaments in the world. The EBC Tournament features a Men’s and Women’s division, as well as AAU Youth divisions. The Men’s division is one of only a few tournaments in New York to be sanctioned by the NBA and the NCAA. The EBC has played host to a lineup of A-list celebrities, athletes and politicians, including former President Bill Clinton, former NBA Commissioner David Stern, Denzel Washington, Beyoncé, Lebron James, David Duchovny, Michael Rappaport and music superstars who have been EBC team owners or celebrity coaches such as Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, P.Diddy, Fat Joe, and Jermaine Dupri, among others. Throughout the years the tournament has attracted fans from all over the world and included more than 30 NBA professionals who have played in the EBC tournament such as Kevin Durant, David Lee, Kyrie Irving, Tyreke Evans, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury, Baron Davis, Vince Carter, Kenyon Martin, Ron Artest, and more. For more information, visit www.ebcruckerpark.com, Instagram @ebcruckerpark and #EBCRuckerPark hashtag, Twitter @ebcruckerpark, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EBCruckerpark.