by Maurice Bobb / @ReeseReport

With the realization that the NBA Lockout may be lingering on like an apathetic brother-in-law on your sofa, players have taken to the streets, literally, by playing in various streetball tournaments and games to keep their skills sharp, and well, because they flat out love to ball.

We brought you as much coverage as the law allows of the Goodman League, the Drew League and every other contest involving a Spalding. Now we’re proud to announce that good friend Rochelle Brown and her V Firm PR, along with NBAer Marquis Daniels, will be hosting their own fall league, The Southern Hospitality Showcase, to fill in the gaps of basketball action until David Stern and the gang gets it together.

The league’s first game will be played in Atlanta on September 30 and will include Daniels, Jason Terry, Kendrick Perkins, Nate Robinson, Josh Howard, John WallDamien WilkinsJeff Teague, Al Harrington, Stephen Jackson, Josh Selby, Trey and Travis Thompkins, JJ Hickson and Rajon Rondo. Additional names to be released later.

World renowned DJ Irie will be on the 1s and 2s, and there will be a special halftime music performance courtesy of Def Jam Recordings. Victory H2O, Def Jam, The Cube Lounge, C9 For Champions (Exclusively for Target), Q6 Entertainment and Grey Goose will sponsor the contest with proceeds benefiting Morehouse Athletics, Sickle Cell Research and the American Heart Association.

The event will be held at Morehouse College’s Forbes Arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. Game starts at 8 p.m. There will be an after-event immediately following at Compound Atlanta from 10 p.m.-4 a.m.