Thursday, July 1st, 2010 at 4:47 pm  |  9 responses

Video: SLAM x Red Bull King of the Rock

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.”

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  • http://SLAMonline.com GotHandles?

    FRESH. Ridiculous Venue.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Really fresh concept — people battling to make it to the island!

  • http://soundcloud.com/boy-sanchez Boy Sanchez

    Damn, I wish I could watch the whole tournament! Playing hoops inside the real prison of Alcatraz? That’s pure dope!

  • Scottie Pimpin

    I can defitnaly dig this.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    I can defitnaly dig this. definitely.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla


  • weee

    I want in!

  • Stephon Marbury


  • asmaticasiatic2

    Wish they had this event 9 years ago, when I was in my prime….