Nike 3 on 3 Celebrity Basketball Game Tickets
Past Celebrity Coaches: Detroit Piston’s Langston Galloway, radio personality Big Boy and TV producer Nick Cannon
Event Affiliations: International Basketball Federation (Men’s) and Team USA (Women’s)
Nike Headquarters Location: Beaverton, OR
Year Game Established:2009
Nike 3 on 3 Celebrity Basketball Game TicketsAnnually since 2009, Nike has kicked off its 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament with a celebrity game that involves actors, musicians, radio DJs and others. The celebrity game draws attention to and launches the event that ranks as the largest street basketball tournament in the city of Los Angeles. The two 3 on 3 celebrity teams receive coaching from a sports celebrity, typically a pro basketball player. In earlier years of the celebrity game, celebrity coaches included radio personalities and TV producers. The two-hour game launches a weekend of elite and youth levels of play in which you can see Olympians, Olympic hopefuls, Special Olympians and up and coming players compete for Nike's 3 on 3 championships. Other events, such as a Slam Dunk contest, also take place at the weekend competition's kickoff event. The celebrity game opener has helped generate publicity for the larger tournament as the related fan events and meet-and-greet opportunities give attendees the chance to see some of their favorite entertainers and take photos with them. Get your tickets to this must-see event at StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, today.
Who participates in the kickoff event celebrity game?The larger 3 on 3 basketball tournament event kicks off with a single celebrity game of 3 on 3. The participants vary annually but typically include actors, hip-hop artists and professional slam dunkers. In 2019, the event included CHILLI, Don Benjamin, Ricky Bell, and Apryl Jones. In 2015, the celebrity competitors included actors Josh Hutcherson, Josh Duhamel and Jerry Ferrara plus radio personalities Marcellus Wiley and Steve Mason. Other participants have included singer Eric Bellinger, Demetrius Shipp Jr. of All Eyez on Me and Laura Govan of Basketball Wives.
What is the Nike 3 on 3 Celebrity Basketball Game schedule?The event takes place annually on the second weekend in August. It has entered its second decade of competition.
Where can I see the Nike 3 on 3 Celebrity Basketball Game?You will need to travel to Los Angeles, California to attend this annual event. The celebrity game kicks off a larger event held outdoors between the Staples Center and the LA Live complex.
How much does it cost to attend the Nike 3 on 3 Celebrity Basketball Game?The kickoff celebrity game ticket prices range depending on the area of the stadium in which you sit. The prices range from about $35 to $350.
What tournament does this celebrity game launch?Nike’s huge street basketball tournament combined with fan fest takes Los Angeles by storm each year, pitting more than 1,500 teams against one another. For more than 11 years, the tournament has brought together over 5,000 players each year with about 25,000 spectators. Although the celebrity elite players may draw the most publicity, the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament hosts competitions between all ages and skill levels of basketball players. The event provides separate competition levels for youth ages 8 to 13, teens ages 14 to 18, adults ages 19 and older and elite players ages 19 and older. A combined wheelchair and Special Olympics competition category accepts players of all ages.
Who are some of the notable basketball players who participate in the tournament or the celebrity game?The Nike street basketball tournament serves as an International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3X3 Satellite Tournament, making it a qualifier for numerous other events including other FIBA competitions and the Olympic qualifiers. Its elite-level competition also serves as a qualifier for the Women’s Regional USA Basketball Tournament. You can watch future Olympians compete. In the 2019 tournament, 2020 Olympic men’s team hopefuls Brensley Haywood, Eric Coleman, Kurtis Koenig and Paris Kyles won the elite level. The women’s elite division winners also included 2020 Olympic hopefuls Brianna Barrett, Teara Laudermill, Jordan Adams and Candice Agee. in 2018, men’s elite winners included Craig Moore, Damon Huffman, Dan Mavraides and Zahir Carrington. The women’s elite winners were Brittnay Wilson, Desiree Jackson, Jianni Jackson and Rebekah Gardner.
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