, Former and Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady created an individual basketball league, with a prize of over $ 250,000. According to him, the idea came from his two sons, who would not have the habit of watching the NBA and having fun with highlights on social networks.
The One Basketball League will be an alternative for players who have never played in the NBA or become a professional abroad. In this way, the idea is to bring a kind of entertainment that attracts young people who stop watching basketball, due to the long duration of the match. So the league will work like this:
. Participants will only be invited athletes, but those interested can submit their highlights to the OBA website for evaluation and possibly selection.
. The games will take place in different cities and the winner of each city will receive a prize of US $ 10,000 and an invitation to the final to be held in Las Vegas with 21 athletes. In addition, the winner will receive a prize of US $ 250,000 with the title “King of the Court”.
. Also once the tournament is over, the top 50 players in the country will be shortlisted.
. Eventually, these players will play UFC style weekend events, featuring original cards and main cards, with the opportunity to climb the ladder and claim the crown.
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“Not everyone gets to the NBA,” McGrady said in an interview with the website. Athlete. “Not everyone can cross the ocean or not want to go abroad, so I wanted to create a platform for those young people who are still playing basketball, they still love the game but also give them a second chance. to fulfill your dream. ”
In summary, McGrady, a commentator for ESPN, sees this new project as a great business opportunity. In addition, OBA already has partnerships with SLAM Journal and the former player intends to expand the idea even to other countries. So, McGrady intends to create the fastest form of entertainment, meeting the needs of new generations.
When she was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017, Tracy McGrady was one of the best players in the American basketball league, NBA. In over 900 games, he scored an average of 19.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists. In addition, McGrady has been in the All-Star Game seven times and has been part of the best team seven times. With a chronic back problem, however, he missed a lot of sports after the age of 27 and retired at the age of 33.
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