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Basketball Thu Aug 23 2012

One-on-One Hoops Competition Comes to Chicago

Chicagoland basketball players have a unique opportunity to prove to everyone that they are the king of hoops in the Windy City. Friday, August 24th, the Red Bull King of the Rock one-on-one streetball competition will be held at Jackson Park Courts on Lake Shore Drive and 63rd Street, with registration starting at 4pm, and the competition getting underway at 5pm.

Why is it dubbed King of the Rock? Not only does the winner of each qualifier receive $1,000, the two finalists from Chicago will join 62 other qualifiers from 25 nations across the globe to play for the world title on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, CA.

The rules are simple: Five minute games, 15-second shot clock, alternating possessions, and you play by twos and threes. Winner moves one step closer to playing on 'The Rock,' loser goes home.

The Red Bull King of the Rock competition is in its third year, with both previous championships also taking place under the lights on the inmates' prison yard that once was home to famed Chicago gangster, Al Capone.

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