Dame Dash Calls on Diddy and Jim Jones for Harlem Basketball Tournament

dame-dash1.jpgHip-Hop entrepreneur and former Roc-A-Fella Records owner, Dame Dash, is revitalizing Harlem’s Kingdome Classic basketball tournament. The 10-week event, which starts on June 23, was a staple in Harlem during the late 80’s. But the tournament folded after other leagues, such as the Entertainer’s Basketball Classic, grew in popularity. In 2004, Dame Dash took over the program and now the tournament is growing in size and popularity every year. “Kingdome is one of the things that shaped me and molded me as a man because of its swagger,” Dame Dash told the NY Daily News. “I thought it would be something good, being that I’m from Harlem, that I can come back to Harlem and help the people out. That could be my little gift.” This year’s tournament, which takes place on 115th St. and Lenox Ave, will feature a variety of celebrities, including Diddy, Jim Jones, the Sacramento Kings’ Ron Artest, the Houston Rockets’ Rafer Alston and the New York Knicks’ David Lee. “The atmosphere at the games is nuts,” David Lee tells the NY Daily News. “You really get the feel that it’s the coming together of the community in Harlem and the coming together of people who love basketball.” In addition, the event will feature teams sponsored by Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, DMX’s Ruff Ryders and Jim Jones’ Diplomats.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dscores dscores

    badboy runs this bitch.
    http://www.myspace.com/dscores

  • tyke

    who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com ToneFelone

    soo woo

  • TRU LIFE

    I HOPE JIM JONES DONT BRING CAM’RUN BITCH ASS. THAT NIGGA CAM’RUN DIDNT DO SHIT WHEN SHIT TOOK OFF AT THE RUCKER. COWARD ASS NIGGA “GET MY FUCKIN POOL IN THE BACK”. LOL AT THIS CLOWN ASS NIGGA.

  • killa cam jr aka randy f. baby

    thats a good look for harlem b

  • theruleroftheentireworld

    R.O.C 4 Life

  • HollyHood

    boooooriiinnnggg!!!!

  • Kal

    cam’run haha.. he is a bitch tho.. DMX or diddys team will take it FUCK THA DIPLOMATS

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    yeah just dont threaten jenny jones or else she ll run the memorie tuant her when she got her ass beat at ruker lol fuck the gayset fake bloods.

  • i’ll holla

    DIPLOMATS

  • fireforreal

    I gotta say Badboy got this Ruff ryders need to write a book called how to lose quality artist’s and not be a major player in the hip hop music,clothing or any other game.It hurts my heart them dudes was on top damn.Dipset needs to work on there lyrics and stop setting these gay ass trends and always saying NO HOMO that sounds suspect right there if your not why keep saying it every other sentence ?

  • BklynBandette

    These Games Are Normally Off The Meter. I’ll Be There Front & Center!

  • http://www.myfreepaysite.com EReal

    Someones gettin shot.

  • mr.knowitall

    1ST OFF fuck anyone talkin that dont care, boring shit… u know why? cause this shit right here is about solidifying the neighborhood. Fuck u if u not caring, keep your hate 2 urself, this about bringing back old traditions and carrying on new ones for the youth and the whole block, if someone makes it out the hood and dont come back we tell em they sold out, went hollywood, and then when the ones who bring it back try to do something 4 us by us, ya ignant cats wanna bitch. this the reason out of many 1 alot of peoples aint made to last. its your attitude and lack of recognition to establish a better way 4 someone besides your greedy ass selves.

  • Lady Sam-O

    Some people just don’t have a clue. Do ya’ll really believe Dame bought KBC back? If so then you’ve got served…..some bull shit because he didn’t. KBC been around since “85″ and always had a crowd of 2000+. So where did ya’ll get this Dame rejouvanted it shit from? Oh I guess because all these years the street entrepreneurs supported the Kingdome, none of these rich labels, artist stepped up, including the ones from Harlem “DIPSET & CAM”. They fronted. Ok, so Dame stepped up in 2004 and that’s what’s up, but stop giving him all the credit. If you don’t know the history keep ya damn mouth SHUT! Just bring ya azz thru the DOME and see what’s really hood!…And it starts June 16 for all ya’ll mis informed
    Mo Fo’s…. Let it be known Kingdome Basketball Classic NEVER folded even when the EBC started making noise. PLEASE CHECK THE HISTORY! Just to add Ruff Ryders & Diddy don’t have a team this year. Ruff Ryders didn’t have a team last year either….I see niccaz just talk to be talking…and from what I hear, Jim can’t even come thru the hood no more, him & Cam both are some bitch azz niccaz……lol…..HA!

  • Lady Sam-O

    Some people just don’t have a clue. Do ya’ll really believe Dame bought KBC back? If so then you’ve got served…..some bull sh*t because he didn’t. KBC been around since “85″ and always had a crowd of 2000+. So where did ya’ll get this Dame rejouvanted it sh*t from? Oh I guess because all these years the street entrepreneurs supported the Kingdome, none of these rich labels, artist stepped up, including the ones from Harlem “DIPSET & CAM”. They fronted. Ok, so Dame stepped up in 2004 and that’s what’s up, but stop giving him all the credit. If you don’t know the history keep ya damn mouth SHUT! Just bring ya azz thru the DOME and see what’s really hood!…And it starts June 16 for all ya’ll mis informed Mo Fo’s….