On Saturday 30th June, the local community in Brixton had the chance to experience and participate in the one day celebration of the Nike World Basketball Festival. Big Boi from OutKast headlined the event with support form UK grime act Dot Rotten. Team Nike from New York competed against a specially selected GB ALL-Star team, world famous Team Flight Brothers members Guy Dupuy aka ‘Easy Jumper’ and Kendall Boyd-Hill aka ‘Kasper’.
From 9am, the free daytime festival kicked off in Windrush Square which was transformed by the installation of a full size basketball court and bleachers. From 12pm onwards the festival invited the wider community to have a true basketball experience through high-energy 3-on-3 competitions, open participation pick-up games and unforgettable slam dunk contests.
Watch highlights from the festival below.
The climax of the free festival was an international 5-on-5 game between the infamous Team Nike from New York and a GB all-star team as Nike continued the festival at O2 Academy Brixton.
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