Video: Red Bull King of the Rock
The tournament is back, this time on national television.
Here is a preview for this summer’s Red Bull’s King of the Rock Tournament. For the first time ever, a national television audience will see basketball played on “The Rock” of Alcatraz Island, as CBS will air Red Bull King of the Rock on Saturday, May 19 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. Hosted by All-Star guard Rajon Rondo, the tournament brings together 64 players from around the world on to the same yard that housed inmates more than 50 years ago. The one-on-one tournament was first played on Alcatraz in 2010, and is the only official sporting event ever held on the island. This year’s tournament includes players from 13 countries—United States, Canada, Spain, Germany, France, Lithuania, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Israel and Hong Kong. Players interested in competing should visit www.redbullusa.com/kingoftherock for more information.