Red Bull’s King of the Rock is back in Memphis for the second consecutive year


P-20130701-00772_HiRes JPEG 24bit RGB (1)It is that time again Hoop City.  One of the premier sporting events of the nation is back in the Mid-South, and looking for the best one-on-one street ballers to come out and show their stuff.

Now in its fifth year, Red Bull King of the Rock has decided to make a return trip to Memphis in order to find the most elite hoopers in the nation.  Instead of going to Alcatraz, this year’s winner will go across the Pacific Ocean to the prison exercise yards of Samasana Island in Taiwan.

The event will be held this Saturday at Halle Stadium (or the Precinct as it is affectionately called).  Participants have to register at the event with registration starting at noon, and the tournament starting promptly at 1 pm.

Last year’s tournament had some great games, close calls, and thrilling victories so even if you do not think your game is good enough to compete with Hoop City’s best, you can still come out and watch some great street ball.

WHAT:
Red Bull King of the Rock
WHEN: Saturday, August 9 at 1 pm.
WHERE: 2634 Mt. Moriah (aka “The Precinct”)
COST: Free

CJ Hurt is a regular contributor for MemphiSport.  He will be at the Precinct this Saturday showcasing his one on one abilities.  Follow him @conradicalness  for commentary, pictures, and live tweets from the King of the Rock.

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