One of L.A. LIVE’s most exciting annual events is just around the corner! This year, the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by NBC 4 will take over the streets outside STAPLES Center August 8-10. Drawing in thousands of players and spectators from all over the country, the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament has grown to become the largest 3 on 3 street ball tournament in California. Entering its sixth year, here are some of the top reasons you won’t want to miss out on one of summer’s best events:
1.It’s Bigger and Better Than Ever
The Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament, held on the iconic streets of L.A. LIVE, is California’s largest 3 on 3 tournament! Since its inception in 2009 the tournament has become the premiere place to showcase 3 on 3 talent from all around LA and across the country. 2014 is expected to set records with over 3,200 expected participants, making up 800 teams, cheered on by roughly 25,000 fans over the weekend. With a diverse pool of talent and skill, this year’s tournament is sure to produce some incredible performances.
2.The Nike Slam Dunk Contest
In one of the most visually stimulating highlights of the weekend, the Nike Slam Dunk Competition brings together Nike’s best dunkers to showcase their high-flying hoop acrobatics. This rim-shaking competition requires remarkable skill and precision, and competitors are pushed to the boundaries to get the top score. Ignited by thousands of screaming fans, the players are judged on skill and difficulty by former pro dunkers/players themselves.
3.The Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game:
While you may have seen Josh Hutcherson battle for his life in the Hunger Games, this is your shot to see him and other stars battle on the court in the streets of L.A. LIVE! In its 3rd year at the tournament, the proceeds of the game benefit his charity “Straight But Not Narrow”. Be sure to check out this star-studded game that supports a great cause.
4. FREE Fanfest
With an electrifying atmosphere, it’s no surprise that thousands of people show up at the tournament in support of their favorite team or to be a part of the FREE fanfest. With DJs, activations, giveaways and prizes, this is a weekend full of fun that you won’t want to miss!
5.Your Chance to Become A Champion
While the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament offers something for everyone, teams with the best basketball skills will have their time to shine and be rewarded. Will you be able to call yourself one of the best street ballers in LA? Don’t miss your opportunity to become a champion – register your team here. For more information about the tournament, visit www.nike3on3.com.