May 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’sStreetball,” 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!



Be sure to visit the official home page and myspace for any additional info:


Check out some exclusive footage from Ball 4 Real:


Ball 4 Real World Tour Spot

Ball 4 Real coming to a City Near you


Ball 4 Real: Spyda Searches for a new tour name:


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                       


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