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Ludacris to coach celeb basketball game at Morehouse

Ludacris, shown here at a recent volunteer event sponsored by Bing at Osborne High School, will take to the court at Morehouse next week.

Ludacris, shown here at a recent volunteer event sponsored by Bing at Osborne High School, will take to the court at Morehouse next week.

Ludacris is scheduled to coach a celebrity basketball game on July 24 at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

The hip hop star and actor will headline the “Ball Up Streetball” event, also scheduled to feature rapper Waka Flocka Flame and actor Larenz Tate. They’ll play “Streetball” players known as “The Professor,” “Bone Collector” and “Air Up There.”

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. Billed as a family-friendly event, it’ll feature a halftime performance and live DJ.

Tickets start at $10. Courtside seats are $30. VIP seats are $200. Details and ticket information here.

Here’s video from Luda’s celeb basketball game in 2011 where Justin Bieber was able to show his b-ball skills.


- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

16 comments Add your comment

gadem

July 19th, 2012
9:47 am

thanks but no thanks…I don’t have a desire to get shot or robbed at this moment.

KnewUwhen

July 19th, 2012
9:57 am

Is this a charitable event? What charity? Knowing the purpose and what the game could possibly benefit might help to foster interest.

urban redneck

July 19th, 2012
11:03 am

Luda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Educated Black woman

July 19th, 2012
11:18 am

Has anybody ever gotten shot at any event he has hosted… I don’t think so! But doing a little research before you post is ALWAYS smart. >>>> http://www.ballup.com/ BIG UPS LUDA KEEP GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND DOING YOUR THING!

Reading is Fundamental

July 19th, 2012
11:18 am

It says CELEBRITY basketball game, not charity basketball game. People are paying to see their favorite celebs play basketball againt “streetball legends”. Also, not all urban events end in people getting robbed or shot. Such a stereotypical comment

Gabby

July 19th, 2012
12:16 pm

Not stereotypical. Some Morons have just given some people a bad name.

Orlando

July 19th, 2012
12:40 pm

It is stereotypical to lump a group of people together, based on a few peoples actions. So yes, the blogger was stereotyping all urban people. GET A LIFE!

shay

July 19th, 2012
12:55 pm

@ gadem YOU CAN GET SHOT OR ROBBED AT THE RED LIGHT IN AN UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD.

dre

July 19th, 2012
1:35 pm

@educated – if not,it’s just a matter of time
@reading – not all, just most
@shay – unlikely
What gadem was trying to say is that vey few people attending these events have any regard for the value of human life, so shootings will likely occur.

Educated Black Woman

July 19th, 2012
3:09 pm

@Dre so you are basically saying that majority of BLACK functions something is bound to happen? Like @Shay said getting shot or robbed can occur any place anytime anywhere! Since this event involves BLACK’S people automatically assume something is going to happen. That is not always the case, more things happen in the “white” community the media just fail to talk about those things. Educate yourselves people! Like @Orlando said GET A LIFE!!! ^__^

Non educated black woman

July 21st, 2012
2:45 pm

Educated Black Woman???? It is Blacks not Black’s. I take it your education came from Clayton or Dekalb counties

this is 'Ludacris'

July 23rd, 2012
12:30 pm

@Non educated black woman… It’s blacks not Blacks

Whyyyy????

July 23rd, 2012
2:09 pm

Please disregard these ignorant hillbillies’ comments. Ignore them, and pretty soon they will hitch up their trailers and slither on back to their respective trailer parks. They are not worthy of any direct responses.

Sarah

July 24th, 2012
11:47 am

I’m Multi-Racial meaning I possess four different races which are four entirely different cultures. My Mother was Swedish, Cherokee, & Italian. My Father is Rwandan. My DNA Genealogy Test results taken this year showed I am 96% Swedish.

In this country I am considered “Black”, even though I do not look like the color black nor do I possess many of the African features. I actually look like an Islander or Puerto Rican, which by the way I am consistently confused with, until my dialect is heard.

My issue with “Black” Vs “White” is this: Black or White are colors for cars, clothes, shoes, etc. It does not accurately describe any race when one uses Crayola Crayon Colors as the description. Yes, there are very dark brown people & very pale people in the world

Sarah

July 24th, 2012
12:13 pm

Continued: But that doesn’t make it right to refer to them as colors. Instead we should know our backgrounds and present ourselves as such, not Crayola Colors.

The entire world is ignorant to a lot. It saddens me to see each of us in competition for absolutely nothing. In the end we are all bad humans, we are all ignorant, we all have flaws, we all make lots of mistakes, and we all have opinions. Please understand this, not one race, culture, or sex is better than the other. We are all lost sheep, looking for guidance and pretending to have knowledge when in actuality we know nothing.

Just because you have money, education, successful businesses, & an ability to buy designer logos doesn’t mean “Better Than”. Just because you are struggling, unemployed, in the ghetto or a trailer park, and are unable to cope with life doesn’t mean “Less Than”. All this means is each of us have been dealt different hands in life & by us not asking to be in this world, we really have no control over who we are breed to.

I feel all are wrong who post hate, ignorance, slander, reckless opinions, & filth! Humans in a whole are the problem and history has proven we are. The plants life, animals, & aquatic life have done no wrong, but all humans have. We are the primary species pressed over Race, Financial Gain, Gender, Material Gain, Religion, & Cultural Differences. We teach hate to our children and each other. We accept lies and even tell lies and on top of that we have the audacity to think we are not the human being contributing to our human races demise. When in actuality, every last one of us contributes one way or another. Saying what this person did is worse than what you did makes no difference. Whats wrong is wrong and once you know its wrong, then how come you don’t stop!

And believe me you will be suprised at what Humans feel is Not Wrong & What is Right. Its all wrong in my eyes and we as Humans will always be the culprites to our own demise.

So instead of spreading unnecessary views, why not try to spread love, peace, kindness, & Understanding. Because the one thing all humans will always need is “UNDERSTANDING”! Everyone wants to be understood, but one can’t understand what is not right!

I am not our creator and I do not pretend to have any answers, but common sense tells me you get back what you put out. So how about trying something different and take control of the life you were given and change for the better TODAY!

I wish all of us the best and I sincerely want every last person to do well on earth. If this is achieved, we will all live better and feel better about life and it’s people.

I LOVE YOU ALL! xoxo :*)

Sarah

July 24th, 2012
12:43 pm

Continued: But that doesn’t make it right to refer to humans in this manner. Our society has been caught up from the beginning of time with Race, Religion, Culture, Class, & Status.

Even though history has proven we as Humans are the Problem, we still pretend it isn’t us contributing to our own demise as a species. Almost every person says or feels what they are doing in life isn’t “HURTING ANYONE”. Your wrong. We all hurt each other and contribute to our demise daily.

I came on this site just to get information regarding an event my daughter and her cousins want to attend. Not because of celebrities, because it is summer and not many family affordable activities are available in Atlanta. Simple boredom is what is driving my child to this event. When I saw the postings, I was shocked by most who posted.

Just because you have education, are financially solid, have a great career, and are able to purchase material things doesn’t mean “Better Than” and just because you live in the ghetto or trailer park, unemployed, less educated, or unable to cope at times, doesn’t mean “Less Than”. In the end none of these things mean anything. We as humans know nothing when in actuality we are all mostly pretending to know everything.

We are all wrong and all ignorant. What we need to do as humans is focus on changing our species ways & ignorant minds. We need to have a lifestyle change consisting of Love, Peace, Kindness, & understanding. Not Hate, lies, Ignorance, & filth. All humans want to be understood, but one can’t understand what is not right.

I am not our creator nor do I pretend to have any answers. Common sense tells me that insecurity of ones self is what drives humans to act and react the way we do. Our society teaches insecurity as a life lesson and 99%of the time it is due to financial gain.

So we all need to wake up, every last one of us. I want the entire planet to do well and I sincerely wish and want happiness and fulfillment for all who walk this earth. If we all did well, we would all live well, together! If we all had confidence and we all let go of our insecurities we would truly rule this planet. As of now we are an Apex Species without a cause or purpose, who uses absurd methods to make ourselves feel whole.

When we as a species stand together and fight for true peace, is when we deserve to be controllers of earth and all that is in it.

I LOVE YOU and truly wish all the best even though most do not feel the same about me and my children. XOXO

P.S. As I age I realize that not one person really truly knows what the purpose of life is. It is faith that drives them to believe what they believe and that faith was taught by another human & yet no one really questions it. So why not have just as much faith in Love, Kindness, and Understanding of one another? Seems like the smart way to go! BTW: Money isn’t the root of all evil. People are the root to all Evil and just use money as an excuse to do complete and udder wrong to one another.