AND1 Sprite Slam to tour Africa
AND1 is a streetball group that is made up of basketball players who play with flair and flourish. Their style has drawn both criticism and accolades, and even had them compared to the Harlem Globetrotters.
Although some have said that they lack real basketball skills, they have many professional basketball players who are fans of their skills. AND1 was originally put together as a basketball competition/exhibition tour in 2003, to help promote AND1 basketball apparel. The AND1 team travel around the world challenging the best local players to some streetball. The rules are very lenient which lends itself to a very entertaining game.
The team will be include the popular players like Hot Sauce, Spyda, Werm, 50, Amazing, Highrizer, Baby Shaq and Airbama. The team will play in Zimbabwe on April 20, 2012. Their first stop in Kenya will be in Nairobi on April 21, 2012 and then Mombasa on April 22, 2012 at the Mama Ngina Stadium. The Mombasa show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will include entertainment by Scani Flani, Sting King and Show stopper by Juliani. They then go to Tanzania, followed by Ethiopia on May 1, 2012, and then Uganda on May 4, 2012.