About the event
The Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) now known as 155 Entertainers, LLC is a legendary street basketball tournament that attracts tens of thousands of fans and celebrities to Harlem's famous Rucker Park, five-days-a-week each year, from June through August.
Three simple words define the EBC – Competitive. Excitement. Streetball. Together, they deliver superior athleticism, good sportsmanship and amazing entertainment through competitive basketball.
The EBC was founded by the late Greg Marius in 1982 in Harlem, NY and is one of the most recognizable streetball tournaments in the world. The EBC Tournament features a Men's and Women's division, as well as AAU Youth divisions. The Men's division is one of only a few tournaments in New York sanctioned by the NBA and the NCAA. The EBC has played host to a lineup of A-list celebrities, athletes and politicians, including former President Bill Clinton, former NBA Commissioner David Stern and music superstars who have been EBC team owners or celebrity coaches like P Diddy and Fat Joe. Throughout the years the tournament has attracted fans from all over the world and included numerous NBA professionals who have played in EBC tournaments.
Why should you sponsor?
This opportunity is as unique as the culture. The 155 Entertainer’s crystallizes the movement of Hip Hop’s culture and the popularity of NBA/Street basketball into a harmonious experience that will offer brands access to the
consumer affinities of both worlds.