‘The Basketball Tournament’ Has Ex-NBA Players, Offers $1 Million Prize

Nate Robinson, Royce White, Brian Scalabrine, and more than 40 other former NBA players will take part in a 97-team, single-elimination basketball tournament with normal rules that has a $1 million prize, according to ESPN.

It’s called “The Basketball Tournament.”

The event will start on July 10, with the semifinals and championship being played at Fordham University (New York) on Aug. 1-2. The semis and finals will also air on ESPN.

According to ESPN, in just its second year, TBT has grown from 32 teams with a $500,000 prize to 97 with $1 million on the line.

The tournament will begin July 10-12, and the field will be split up into four regions: Philadelphia (Northeast), Atlanta (South), Chicago (Midwest) and Los Angeles (West), according to ESPN.com.

(Updated report)



Obama Admits His NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket Is ‘Over’

At the White House Science fair this morning, one of the contestants wished President Barack Obama “good luck” on his NCAA basketball bracket, say sources.

“It’s already blown up,” Obama replied wryly. “It’s over. It’s over.”

Obama picked number 1 seed Villanova and number 2 seed Virginia to make it to the Final Four, with Villanova reaching the final against Kentucky.

Virginia and Villanova have been routed.