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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 2:38 pm  |  8 responses

PXA Tournament by Pigalle

Hoops in the middle of Paris.

Our friends over in Paris got something special going on. For the fourth year in a row the Parisian clothing brand Pigalle Paris hosted a basketball tournament in the middle of the city. Thanks to their collab with Nike and the World Basketball Festival, this year’s version was the biggest yet. Check out the video and pics above and the full recap below:

The past weekend was marked by the return of PXA basketball tournament to the city of Paris. Hosted by Stadium Paris and Pigalle Paris, the event invited different personalities of the fashion and music industry around Europe to create teams and live the fun side of basketball. The day was extremely fun even if the rain changed the plans a bit.

The tournament started at the Pigalle court, then moved to an indoor gym and finally celebrated the semi-finals and finals at Cite Universitaire (where the World Basketball Festival was taking place). This year’s the level for the male games were definitely higher and exciting, while the girls had a more relaxed and fun tournament. Paris Team O5 won the finals against the German Team Port Authority.

After the match was over it was time to celebrate, the night started with the showcase of rapper Stalley, then followed by Tekilatex and Cut killer with NBA player Boris Diaw. It was a good choice for the mixed crowed who participated in the event. Love and basketball was the mood for the PXA 2012, we are already looking forward to the next edition.

Photos by Daniela Benedetti

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  • da real

    i hate hipster basketball, lol

  • Peter Walsh

    Haha, it’s not “hipster basketball”, it’s just….French.

  • LA Huey

    Painting a faux audience on the walls is pretty cool. I wish my gym would do that.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Abe Schwadron

    Song is dope

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    Two things. First of all I thought Pigalle was the place in Paris where all the prostitutes and sex shops were concentrated….I don’t know anymore, maybe Paris has changed.

    Secondly, it’s funny to hear older french people go on and on about their cultural uniqueness and I see young people in that video who look like they live in LA or New York. Go figure.

  • French toast

    I am french but it sucks…
    They re not even playing ball…
    Pigalle is now the place to be in paris but you can still find sex shops near Moulin Rouge.

  • Jacob

    I am french also .. i was there, they level was quiet good.
    Plus nobody take it very seriously, it’s more like a sports block party with good and fun people.
    French toast is a hater, in Paris it’s very common.

  • Yann Blavec

    Tu montes, chéri ?

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