STREETBALL IS BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER WITH THE 2007 BALL4REAL STREETBALL TOURMay 22, 2007 at 9:32 am | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment
Streetball is bigger and better than ever and coming to a court near you! The trash-talking. The sizzling one-on-one face-offs. The crazy dunks. Streeball has been rejuvenated, the excitement is back, and fans can get closer than ever to the action this year with the launch of the 30-city arena Ball4Real Streetball Tour. Presented by Mountain Dew, the tour features top stars made famous on ESPN’s “Streetball,” the best streetball players in the world. The tour kicks off on June 1, 2007 in Seattle, WA at the Key Arena and culminates in the ultimate showdown at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City on August 25, 2007.
Brought to you by the masterminds and basketball talent behind the previous years’ AND 1 Mixtape Tour, the electrifying Ball4Real Streetball Tour is nothing but real: the members of this tour are not just players in the game. They own the game. Lisa Fusco – former GM of the AND 1 Mixtape Tour – and the game’s hottest streetball players founded and own Streetball Entertainment and the Ball4Real Tour, which means they answer to no one but the game and the fans of the game. It doesn’t get any more real than that!
Also real is the philanthropic mission of Streetball Entertainment, which will give back in every city along the tour, with top players stopping in at local YMCAs and community centers, engaging in various forms of community outreach. Ball4Real will play in the biggest and best venues in the country, but will pay homage to the streets where all the players got their start by offering fans arena-level play at playground prices, with lower level tickets ranging from $10-$30. This same community spirit informs the Block Party, a free event in conjunction with the tour featuring a live DJ, a car show, food, prizes, merchandise, interactive activities, and much more. But most importantly great streetball action with local hotshots competing against the streetballers for a shot at the big game and ultimately a $100,000 Ball4Real contract.
Inside world-class arenas thousands of fans can see their favorite players formerly on ESPN’s “Streetball” as part of the revolutionary, brand new, player-owned Streetball Entertainment Ball4Real Tour. Players include AO, Main Event, Spyda, 50, ½ Man ½ Amazing, Shane the Dribbling Machine, Circus, Special FX, I’ll Be Right Back, Killa Kirby, High Octane, Pharmacist, Coach Steve Burtt and Mr. 720 (formerly Air Up There), who performed the first-ever 720º dunk during a game in Houston last season
Ball4Real Streetball Tour is presented by Mountain Dew in partnership with Greyhound, Stephon Marbury’s Starbury sneakers, AEG Live, Steve & Barry’s, Old Spice, and Spalding. Streetball Entertainment is revamping streetball and taking it to the next level through the formation of Streetball Entertainment and the Ball4Real Streetball Tour, coming to a city near you this summer!
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Ball 4Real Streetball Tour 2007:
June 1 Key Arena Seattle, WA
June 6 Orleans Arena Las Vegas, NV
June 8 Arco Arena Sacramento, CA
June 10 Cox Arena San Diego, CA
June 15 Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
June 16 Home Depot Center Los Angeles, CA
June 20 Pepsi Coliseum Denver, CO
June 23 Ford Center Oklahoma City, OK
June 25 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
June 27 Toyota Center Houston, TX
June 29 Superdome Arena New Orleans, LA
July 1 FedEx Forum Memphis, TN
July 6 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
July 7 United Center Chicago, IL
July 11 Cobo Arena Detroit, MI
July 13 BJCC Arena Birmingham, AL
July 15 Phillips Arena Atlanta, GA
July 18 Veteran’s Memorial Arena Jacksonville, FL
July 21 American Airlines Center Miami, FL
July 25 Bobcats Arena Charlotte, NC
July 27 Colonial Center Columbia, SC
July 29 Verizon Center Washington, D.C.
Aug 1 Constant Center Norfolk, VA
Aug 4 US Bank Arena Cincinnati, OH
Aug 8 Wolstein Arena Cleveland, OH
Aug 11 HSBC Arena Buffalo, NY
Aug 15 Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, NH
Aug 19 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
Aug 25 Madison Square Garden New York, NY