2014 HARD KNOCK HOOPS 3×3 CELEBRITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
LOS ANGELES—August 13, 2014—Back by popular demand, Hard Knock TV hosted its annual Hard Knock Hoops 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Tournament sponsored by Oberto Beef Jerky on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at LA LIVE.
Hard Knock hosted sixteen teams made up of the industry’s top artists, producers, managers, media, and tastemakers. Participants for the 2014 Hard Knock Hoops tournament included: Chris Brown, The Game, Taco (Odd Future), Quincy, Steelo Brim, Pac Div, Thurz, DJ Khalil, DJ Bizzy, Ben Lyons and other industry leaders. Participants played in style as they sported custom-made jerseys and gear by Undefeated. An exciting afternoon took place as onlookers including Louie Vito and Kelly Osbourne watched as contestants battled it out on the court.
Competition got heated in the finals as Chris Brown’s team and Chef Dubble’s team fought to take home the number one spot. Although Chris Brown and his team put up a good fight with a close game, the celebrity chef and his crew walked away as the champions of this year’s Hard Knock Hoops tournament.
Though the tournament creates a strong competitive atmosphere, the ultimate goal of Hard Knock Hoops is to build relationships among peers as well as the community. Participants were able to engage with members of the LA community as tons of kids gathered around to watch the tournament and were able to interact with the players. Despite a loss in the finals, Chris Brown and The Game were able to exemplify what Hard Knock Hoops is truly about. Chris Brown played a pick up one-on-one game with a young kid, while The Game graciously donated his pair of KD7 Global Games shoes to another kid after the game.
ABOUT HARD KNOCK HOOPS
By combining industry influencers that have an appreciation for the sport, Hard Knock Hoops aims to seamlessly merge the commonalities between basketball and entertainment. Hard Knock TV and founder Nick Huff Barili have developed a reputation for producing successful industry basketball events the last four years from the annual basketball tournaments at SXSW to annual tournaments in Los Angeles.