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10th Annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE Concludes as Largest Tournament to Date

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Men and Women's Nike Elite Division Winners to Advance to Compete in
2019 USA Basketball 3X3 National Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The 10th Annual Nike
Basketball 3ON3 Tournament
at L.A. LIVE brought more than 1,000
teams from around the country to compete in nearly 1,500 games and
concluded yesterday with the winning teams from both the men and women's
Nike Elite Divisions qualifying to compete in the 2019 USA Basketball
3X3 National Tournament
in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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The 10th Annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE features street play on more than 100 c ...

The 10th Annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE features street play on more than 100 courts surrounding STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE in addition to the fan-favorite Nike Slam Dunk Contest in Microsoft Square throughout the weekend of Aug. 4-5, 2018. (Photo: Business Wire)

The men's Nike Elite Division was won for the third time – clinching
back-to-back Nike 3ON3 titles – by team Ariel Slow & Steady which
consisted of players Craig Moore (New York City), Damon Huffman
(Chicago), Dan Mavraides (Los Angeles) and Zahir Carrington (New York
City). The women's Nike Elite Division was won by team LA Dream Team
which consisted of Los Angeles natives Brittnay Wilson, Desiree Jackson,
Jianni Jackson and Rebekah Gardner. In addition to qualifying to compete
in the 2019 USA Basketball 3X3 National Tournament in Colorado Springs,
Colo., and potentially represent the United States of America in the
2019 3x3 World Cup, each player from the Nike Elite Division winning
teams also received a $500 American Express gift card and a $250 Nike
gift card.

Throughout the weekend, more than 5,000 players competed on the
surrounding streets of L.A. LIVE and STAPLES Center throughout downtown
Los Angeles in California's largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament,
with more than 25,000 fans and spectators cheering them on.

The entertainment-packed weekend kicked off on Friday, Aug. 3 in L.A.
LIVE's Microsoft Square with the Nike 3ON3 Celebrity Basketball Game
in partnership with Dash
Radio
. The two teams were coached by Detroit Piston's Langston
Galloway
and DASH Radio's DJ Skee and featured hip-hop
artists, actors, entertainers and professional slam dunkers, such as CHILLI,
Don Benjamin, Ricky Bell, Apryl Jones
and more.

Saturday's competition throughout the tournament's seven divisions of
play (youth, teen, adult, adult elite, corporate challenge, wheelchair
and Special Olympics) was highlighted by the fan-favorite Nike Slam
Dunk Contest
, which drew the largest crowds of the day as
internationally known slam dunkers Chris Staples, Carlos Smothers, Chase
Skinkis and Reemix (Myree Bowden) showed off their high-flying skills –
including jumping over fans. Reemix took first place, defending his
title from the 2017 tournament after receiving top marks across the
board from the judges.

"Throughout the past 10 years, the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament has
grown not only in size but reputation as the caliber and number of
players that come to compete continues to climb," said Ryan Golden, Vice
President of Events, L.A. LIVE. "We're thrilled that our winners from
the 2017 Men's Nike Elite Division were able to not only qualify to play
in the 2018 USA Basketball 3X3 National Tournament from our tournament,
but win – and even more so, that they returned this year to compete at
L.A. LIVE and defend their title."

The 10th Annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament drew an impressive
number of teams and fans and has tripled in size from its inaugural
year, becoming a Southern California tradition that now attracts the
best teams from around the country.

Official sponsors of the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament include Nike
Basketball, Blue Shield of California, Big 5 Sporting Goods,
Spartan
Race, Keck Medicine of USC, Powerade, Budweiser
and FreshandWipe.

Plans for the 11th Annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE
are under way and will be announced in the coming months.

About L.A. LIVE

L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square-foot, $3 billion downtown Los
Angeles sports and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center
and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring The Novo by
Microsoft,
a 2,300 capacity live music venue, Microsoft Theater,
a 7,100-seat live theatre, a 54-story, 1001-room convention
"headquarters" destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Los
Angeles
and JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
hotels
and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz-Carlton Residences
at L.A. LIVE
– all in a single tower), the GRAMMY
Museum
, the 14-screen Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation
Center
theatre, broadcast facilities for ESPN
along with entertainment, residential, restaurant and office space.

Developed by Los Angeles-based AEG, L.A. LIVE, considered to be
the nation's most active ‘live content and event campus,' has become the
region's most in-demand and busiest hospitality location throughout the
past 10 years, featuring 260,480 sf of conference center and ballroom
facilities, world-class restaurants including WP24, Fleming's Prime
Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Katsuya, Lawry's Carvery, Rock ‘N Fish, Rosa
Mexicano, Starbucks, Triple 8, Glance Restaurant, Smashburger, Live
Basil Pizza, Tom's Urban 24, Yard House, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and
BOCA at the Conga Room
and others; 100,000 sf special events deck,
the famous Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge, the celebrity owned Conga
Room
, a one-of-a-kind GRAMMY Museum, saluting the history of
music and the genre's best known awards show all centered around Microsoft
Square
, a 40,000 sf outdoor event space.

With Microsoft Theater and Microsoft Square which came
on-line in October, 2007, and the hotel, residential and meeting space
components opened as of April, 2010 combined with the assets, resources
and infrastructure of STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles
Convention Center
, L.A. LIVE showcases more events, award
shows, sporting competitions, concerts and hospitality options than any
other destination in the world.

Please use the following link to view photos from the event: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1r8sre2uvzn2ecn/AAB4IVvSHEMekv_hDZ4hsBsMa?dl=0

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