SLAM is partnering with Red Bull to create the first sporting event held on Alcatraz since the inmates left the island over 50 years ago. It’s a one-on-one basketball tournament with six qualifiers in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco and Oakland.
Only 64 players will make their way to Alcatraz for the final showdown on September 18. “For 29 long years, more than 1,500 men dreamed of nothing but getting off of Alcatraz. But beginning on July 17, hundreds will try their hardest to make it onto the island, with the goal of being crowned King of the Rock.”