AND1 has raised the streetball stakes.
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, AND1 hosted a winner-take-all streetball tournament in Philadelphia, Pa. Twelve teams from all over the country showed up for the chance to take home a whopping $100,000 prize, the most lucrative purse in streetball history.
By the end of the weekend, only two teams remained—Born Ready and Summer Pro League.
Preceded by a dunk contest, the championship game played home to droves of intensity and impromptu drama. The crowd at Temple's Liacouras Center was an intimate one, but they remained thoroughly engaged as the tournament's final day unfolded.
When the final buzzer sounded and the ceremonial net was cut down, an oversized check was handed out to the winners, to players who really needed it. It was unlike any other competitive tourney.
Two decades after its inception, AND1 still delivers the ultimate streetball experience to its fans and players.
*All quotes and pictures were obtained firsthand unless otherwise attributed.