Today the 3vs3 blacktop challenge continued and the playoffs went underway. My team Rocket Town got eliminated yesterday and I was bummed of course however, the show goes on. When I woke up, it was pretty chilly outside, but the sun quickly warmed things up and it was nothing but beautiful weather to be hooping. I was really interested to find out who was going to win the Adult Elite competition so I went over to check it out.
The adult elite finals came down to the best of the best, ZTE which is the sponsored team by the actual main sponsor of ZTE against UBAL Allstars who have won the last 2 editions back to back. The game was definitely a sight to see and both teams did not hold back and brought it against each other. UBAL took a significant lead early in the game and made it difficult for the sponsored team to climb back however they didn’t go go down without a fight. ZTE did manage to climb back up to 11 points, but after some controversial calls and a few fouls later UBAL claimed their 3rd win in a row in this year’s competition. It was a very intense game but these guys play with passion. After the game everyone was about good sportsmanship and shaking hands afterwards and setting the next year’s rematch.
I met a lot of great people again today and hopefully will see them again at one of the tournaments I plan to organize later in a few months. I want to thank the Houston Rockets and ZTE for organizing such a great event for everyone. Rocket Town will be back of course and claim the coveted prize as we did in 2011. Check out some great pictures from today and until then
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