NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Champions Basketball League today introduced the New York team roster and the Gotham Ballers as the name of their New York team, which is a part of the new competitive basketball league featuring former pro players straight from the NBA.
New York fan favorites are at the center of Champions Basketball New York team. The Gotham Ballers front office includes Walt Frazier, NBA Champion and Hall of Famer, is the New York team's summer league President, NBA great and former New York Knicks/ Baltimore Bullets star Earl Monroe as General Manager, and leading the team as Coach is former New York Knicks player and Syracuse University standout, John Wallace. The Gotham Ballers player roster includes: Al Harrington, Kenyon Martin, Shawn Marion, Eddy Curry, Kareem Rush, Tyshawn Taylor, Jamaal Tinsley, Terrence Williams, Josh Childress, Daniel Gibson and Renaldo Balkman.
"We're thrilled to announce this powerful team lineup - these great talents, players straight out the NBA are passionate about the game and have ties to the region," said Mark Aguirre, President of Basketball for Champions Basketball League. "Ultimately we are creating highly competitive play and connecting fans to these exciting games and athletes they love. We want everyone to have fun and interact with their favorite players and sports heroes in our exhibition games, and there's even more excitement as we hit the hardwood next summer in 16 markets across the U.S."
Champions games are designed with the fan in mind featuring athletes in the stands, post-game meet and greets, contests to win game merchandise and a youth pre-game shoot around on court with the pro players. The league is hosting exhibition and charity events gearing up to a 16-team launch in 2017. The next team to be announced is Boston.
Champions Basketball League is a sports marketing company dedicated to connecting fans in new and innovative ways to the game of basketball and the players they love. Champions has assembled a highly accomplished leadership team that brings together decades of professional sports, marketing and management experience to lead the league's teams and in its marketing activities. During the off-season, Champions League will partner with national and local non-profits to produce community events across the country featuring Champions League players and coaches to benefit charity partners.
About Champions Basketball League
Champions Basketball League is an exciting brand of sports with unique programming that is all about the fans. For true basketball fans, Champions delivers fans favorite players straight from the NBA, featuring a 2016 exhibition season and a 16-team professional summer basketball league coming in 2017 that is built for fan fun. Champions League will host year-round charity events, camps and community-based programs in all 50 states and connect fans and athletes through a bold new sports marketing model, with tickets priced at $25 that includes a meet & greet and a pre-game youth shootaround with the players. Social responsibility is a cornerstone of the organization. Year-round programming will include hundreds of community and internet-based events featuring Champions League players and coaches to benefit charity partners. More information can be found on their website at www.champshoops.com.
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