King of the Rock
July, 17, 2010
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is hosting a 1-on-1 basketball tournament that will culminate with a $10,000 championship game on Alcatraz Island. Here are the details from Red Bull:
For 29 long years, more than 1,500 men dreamed of nothing but getting off of Alcatraz. But beginning on July 17, hundreds will try their hardest to make it onto the island, with the goal of being crowned King of the Rock. Red Bull King of the Rock will be the first sporting event held on Alcatraz since the inmates left the island over 50 years ago. This one-on-one basketball tournament will kick off with six qualifiers on the West Coast, with participating cities including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco and Oakland. Sixty-Four contestants will emerge from these six qualifiers and make their way to Alcatraz, one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable locations, for the final showdown hosted by All-Star guard Rajon Rondo on Sept. 18.
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