Who says lounging on the beach, camping in the mountains or holding a block party should be the only plans for summer fun?
Playing basketball can be a serious summer activity (ask any Rucker Park alumni), but it can also be a lot of fun. Especially if you’re winning.
Overseas Elite have turned winning into a lucrative annual tradition in The Basketball Tournament. The team recorded its fourth straight summer title last weekend, winning the top prize (a winner-take-all $2 million check) in the 72-team, single-elimination tournament.
In the fourth quarter, established star Justin Burrell of the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins sank the championship-clinching free throw, his team-high 15th point of the game. The former bj-league MVP (2011-12 season while with the Yokohama B-Corsairs) knocked down the shot that gave Overseas Elite the magic number they needed: 70. The tourney’s format followed this rule: first team to 70 points wins the final.