Streetball fans get ready for all the trash-talking, one-on-one face-offs and crazy dunks because the original streetballers are bringing the game to you. Presented by Mountain Dew, the Ball4Real Streetball Tour is slated to head across the country, giving fans what they call “closer than ever to the action.”
Kicking off June 1, the Ball4Real Tour will hit 30 cities, beginning in Seattle, then running through everywhere from Houston and Dallas to Denver and DC, before rapping up in late August at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Brought to you by the masterminds and talent behind the previous years’ AND 1 Mixtape Tour, the Ball4Real Streetball Tour is the authentic experience from the streetballers themselves. Lisa Fusco — former GM of the AND 1 Mixtape Tour — and the game’s hottest streetball players founded and own Streetball Entertainment and the Ball4Real Tour, which means they answer to no one but the game and the fans of the game, resulting in probably the best streetball tour yet.
Ball4Real will play in some of the biggest venues across the country, but will pay homage to the streets where all the players got their start by offering fans arena-level play at playground prices, with lower level tickets ranging from $10-$30. This same community spirit informs the Block Party, a free event in conjunction with the tour featuring a live DJ, a car show, food, prizes, merchandise, interactive activities, and more… but most importantly great streetball action with local hotshots competing against the streetballers for a shot at the big game and ultimately a $100,000 Ball4Real contract.
During tour stops, fans will have the chance to see their favorite players formerly on ESPN’s “Streetball” as part of the brand new, player-owned Streetball Entertainment Ball4Real Tour. Players include AO, Main Event, Spyda, 50, 1/2 Man 1/2 Amazing, Shane the Dribbling Machine, Circus, Special FX, I’ll Be Right Back, Killa Kirby, High Octane, Pharmacist, Coach Steve Burtt and Mr. 720 (formerly Air Up There), who performed the first-ever 720º dunk during a game in Houston last season.
For tickets and more information, visit Ball4Real.com.
Confirmed dates on the 2007 Ball4Real Streetball Tour are as follows:
06/1 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
06/6 – Las Vegas, NV @ Orleans Arena
06/8 – Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena
06/10 – San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
06/15 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
06/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Home Depot Center
06/20 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Coliseum
06/23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
06/25 – American Airlines @ Dallas, TX
06/27 – Toyota Center @ Houston, TX
06/29 – New Orleans, LA @ Superdome Arena
07/1 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
07/6 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
07/7 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
07/11 – Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
07/13 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
07/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
07/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veteran’s Memorial
07/21 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines
07/25 – Charlotte, NC @ Bobcats Arena
07/27 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Center
07/29 – Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
08/1 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Center
08/4 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
08/8 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Arena
08/11 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
08/15 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
08/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
08/25 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden