August 17, 2011
5 Bands. 1 Big Ass Trophy.
MTV2 and Converse present Band of Ballers, a one of a kind celebrity 3-on-3 basketball tournament featuring the biggest names in hip-hop and music.
The chance to win the “Golden Speaker Trophy” has brought out music’s hottest super stars in the past, and this year was no exception. Two-time defending champ, Jim Jones and his team, attempted to make it three in a row, but the competition was fierce. YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires), Matt & Kim, Wiz Khalifa, Chiddy Bang and Jim Jones assembled all-star teams to challenge for the 2011 title.
If you missed the show for any reason, catch it the full episode here!
Check out behind the scenes footage from Band of Ballers below:
Watch an extended version of the trophy presentation to Band of Ballers winners Matt and Kim, including interviews with the winners and Donald Glover among others. Afterwards – Matt and Kim donated their cash prize to the La Salle Academy, which will go towards refurbishing a new court.
Check out YMCMB’s Cory “Homicide” Williams and Mike Campbell as they laugh it up with Greg the Puppet, while the man holding the microphone tries to ruin the interview.
Greg the Puppet interviewed a bunch of the artists (he even had time to call his Mom) before Band of Ballers to see how they were feeling. Hilarity ensues: