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Friday Freebie: Converse’s “Band Of Ballers” Celebrity Basketball Tournament

Submitted by on April 29, 2010 – 11:45 am13 Comments

This week’s Friday Freebie is coming to you early, as it’s a special one — we are giving five lucky winners a pair of tickets each to Converse‘s “Band of Ballers” celebrity basketball tournament!

Cornerstone and Converse are bringing you the second “Band Of Ballers” tournament this Saturday, May 1st in Atlanta.

Jim Jones

Last year’s event took place in NYC, and included artists celebrity teams of Jim Jones (tournament winner), Asher Roth, Pac Div, A-Trak, Diplo, Matt And Kim, Theophilus London and others.

This year, players included are:

Jim Jones And The Jones Family
Jermaine Dupri And The So So Def Family
Shawty Lo
OJ Da Juiceman
Jay Electronica
Sean Price
Steel Train
The Black Lips
Of Montreal

…and more!

Answer the following question by commenting on this post, and you automatically enter to win:

If you could make your own celebrity basketball team (five players), who would be in it?

Please see contest information below, and make sure you answer the question by Friday, April 30th at 6pm EST. A winner will be chosen and announced at that time, so make sure you check your email Friday evening!


  • No actual hard tickets, winners names place on guest-list
  • Ticket guarantees entry for you and one guest to Converse Band of Ballers tournament
  • All ages welcome
  • All winners must prevent proof of identification at entry
  • NO travel, transport, per diems, shoes, clothes, meet & greets, etc included for winner, ONLY entry +1


What: One-day, three-on-three basketball tournament presented by Converse Basketball featuring teams comprised of local music legends and up-and-coming artists
When: May 1, 2010
Where: Atlanta, GA
Rules: Bracket style / Half-court / Play to 10 / Win by 2


• Jim Jones & The Jones Family (Harlem, NY)
*** Reigning champs of Band of Ballers NYC 2009***
Featuring Shammgod Wells (formerly of the Washington Wizards)

• The Black Lips (Atlanta, GA)

• Bad News (Brooklyn, NY), featuring Jay Electronica, Sean Price, and Donnis

• Of Montreal (Athens, GA)

• Southern Hospitality (Atlanta, GA), featuring Shawty Lo, OJ Da Juiceman and Pill

• Steel Train (NJ)

• Jermaine Dupri and the So So Def Family (Atlanta, GA)


• Tournament MC: Greg Street of V103, WVEE-FM
• Tournament DJ: TBA

Check out the team videos:

Good luck to all!

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