Cam’ron, Jadakiss & Maino Ball on MSG

Hip-hop and basketball have been intertwined since Kurtis Blow’s “Basketball,” and rappers like Cam’ron and Jadakiss are carrying on tradition, sponsoring teams in the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) tournament.

Hosted by Joe Budden’s girlfriend Tahiry Jose and former Bell Biv DeVoe member Michael Bivins, the annual tourney takes place at Harlem’s legendary Rucker Park, airing on New York City’s MSG Network Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. EST.

The teams are mostly sponsored by New York-bred MCs. Participants include Team Cam’ron, Jadakiss’s Team 914, Maino’s Hustle Hard, Ron Browz’s Ether Boy Records, Team Webstar, Angie Martinez All-Stars and baller/rapper Ron Artest’s Tru Warriors.

Tonight, the show’s third episode, will highlight NBA MVP Kobe Bryant’s memorable 2002 participation in the streetball contest. –John Kennedy

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  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    it’s finna all kinda poon out there!

  • Federal Ranga


    Yo, don’t sleep on Cam. I heard the nigga actually got some b-ball skills… too bad he won’t actually be on the court…

  • Enlightened

    “Hosted by Joe Budden’s girlfriend Tahiry…”


  • DetroitDraper

    Dan wish I was in NY. The D gettin boring.

    • Braille

      Detroit is getting boring…shit is rough…real rough (II) pause

  • $ykotic

    Can’t say I don’t miss the summer Rucker action. This is a historic Harlem event. Just remember the 3 T’s:

    Take your boys

    Talk to biddies

    Tuck your chain.

    • BIGNAT

      with take your boys you forgot to add the crew must be at least 10 niggas deep. AT LEAST!!!!!!!!!

      • $ykotic

        Ha! You ain’t lying! And they better be thorough n*ggaz!

  • Broke Iz A Disease

    This is what you hear from the victim’s Mother, “My baby ain’t do nothin!” I’m thinkin yeah right! Ya baby drove over 30 pounds of pure white! –That Killa


    Hope they put it on YouTube. Maybe we can get some entertainment back on that site. Mofo’s still arguing religion vs atheism…