The Champions Basketball League is set to kick off in 2017 and announced the roster for the team located in New York. Named the Gotham Ballers, the team will feature plenty of familiar names both on the court, on the sidelines and in the front office.
Walt Frazier has been brought on as the team’s summer league President, Earl Monroe will act as General Manager and John Wallace will man the bench as the team’s coach. The roster itself includes Al Harrington, Kenyon Martin, Shawn Marion, Eddy Curry, Kareem Rush, Tyshawn Taylor, Jamaal Tinsley and more.
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New York fan favorites are at the center of Champions Basketball New York team. The Gotham Ballers front office includes Walt Frazier, NBA Champion and Hall of Famer, is the New York team’s summer league President, NBA great and former New York Knicks/ Baltimore Bullets star Earl Monroe as General Manager, and leading the team as Coach is former New York Knicks player and Syracuse University standout, John Wallace. The Gotham Ballers player roster includes: Al Harrington, Kenyon Martin, Shawn Marion, Eddy Curry, Kareem Rush, Tyshawn Taylor, Jamaal Tinsley, Terrence Williams, Josh Childress, Daniel Gibson and Renaldo Balkman.
“We’re thrilled to announce this powerful team lineup – these great talents, players straight out the NBA are passionate about the game and have ties to the region,” said Mark Aguirre, President of Basketball for Champions Basketball League. “Ultimately we are creating highly competitive play and connecting fans to these exciting games and athletes they love. We want everyone to have fun and interact with their favorite players and sports heroes in our exhibition games, and there’s even more excitement as we hit the hardwood next summer in 16 markets across the U.S.”
Champions games are designed with the fan in mind featuring athletes in the stands, post-game meet and greets, contests to win game merchandise and a youth pre-game shoot around on court with the pro players. The league is hosting exhibition and charity events gearing up to a 16-team launch in 2017. The next team to be announced is Boston.