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.
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