History was made in Birmingham this weekend, when the Ball Up All-Stars lost their first game in four years, with a defeat to a team selected and coached by Birmingham native Eric Bledsoe and former three-time All-Star Gilbert Arenas.
With a final score of 84-83, the Birmingham team was the first local team to defeat the Ball Up All-Stars in the four-year history of the Ball Up Summer Tour.
With the 2014 Ball Up summer tour in full swing, local teams in Chicago, Baltimore and St. Louis will take their shot at the All-Stars during the remaining tour stops. At the tour’s final event in Las Vegas, a team of MVPs selected from each city throughout the summer tour will be invited to participate in a two-day combine in which 10 finalists will be selected to play against the Ball Up All-Stars in a championship game. At the end of the championship game, one MVP will win a contract and become the newest member on the Ball Up All-Star roster.