The 13-episode series, debuting on the regional sports network on July 2 at 7 p.m. (ET) will bring viewers courtside at the famous Entertainers Basketball Classic Tournament at Rucker Park in Harlem, New York.
Hosted by Michael Bivins, each half-hour installment will highlight the EBC Tournament players, announcers, celebrity attendees and feature behind-the-scenes stories on the world’s most-talked about streetball tournament.
The EBC was founded by Greg Marius in 1980 in Harlem and is one of the most recognizable streetball tournaments in the world, featuring a men’s and women’s division, as well as AAU Youth divisions. The men’s league is one of a few tournaments in New York, sanctioned by the NBA and the NCAA.
Over the years, the EBC has played to a lineup of A-list celebrities, athletes and politicians, including former President Bill Clinton, NBA commissioner David Stern, Denzel Washington, Jay-Z, and Mary J. Blige, among others.
The renowned Rucker Park has also been the starting point for numerous NBA athletes, including New Jersey Nets’ Rafer Alston, and many other current players have engaged in the action, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Allen Iverson, Al Harrington, Ray Allen, Ron Artest and more making appearances.