Ready to go inside the business of basketball with unique perspective from the people making the magic happen? Don’t miss LEAGUEBIZ. It’s SLAM‘s new video series highlighting people who love basketball and who used it to launch amazing careers as executives, sports agents, photographers, agency founders, and more.
Hosted by Denis Boateng, the debut episode features Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member Tracy McGrady and his OBL (Ones Basketball League – a tournament-based one-on-one basketball league that is designed to showcase the best hoops talent outside the NBA) partner Lisle Bowen alongside Alexys Feaster, long-time NBA executive and founder of The Kinship Advisors.
They share how they fell in love with basketball, the impact the game has had on their lives, and how they found their passion for entrepreneurship and community building. They reveal some of their biggest struggles, and also discuss the One on One Basketball League (OBL) and the impact they hope to have on young athletes by providing them with opportunities to grow their brands and explore other passions beyond the court.
In its kickoff season in 2022, the OBL hosted a series of two-day, regional 32-player round-robin knockout tournaments with regionals taking place in Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Tracy said that OBL gives diehard basketball enthusiasts the opportunity to see the best players in their region battle for a chance to win $10,000.
The first season of LEAGUEBIZ includes five episodes in total and will roll out every two weeks over the next two months. To tune in as each episodes rolls out, follow SLAM’s YouTube channel.