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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Trinidad James balls out with Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League

Last month, the Fuse network caught footage of Wiz Khalifa challenging Atlanta-based rapper Trinidad James to a pick-up game of hoops. At which point, James proceeds to tell Khalifa (aka Amber Rose's baby daddy) to come with his A-game or don't come at all.

Turns out, James has been backing up his slick talk on the court, fronting his own five-man Gold Gang team in the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League. The newly formed competitive summer league composed of celebs, street ballers, NBA, and top-ranked college players is the brainchild of organizer Jahi Rawlings, who won a 2009 World Basketball Association championship with the Buford Majic.

As you can see from the footage above, this is no vanity league. These cats are actually breaking a sweat. James doesn't have a bad jumper; he sinks two near the two-minute mark. Last weekend, he scored 18 points, and his team has won two in a row. Other notable players have included J.J. Hickson of the Portland Trailblazers, music industry exec. Coach K, retired NBA champ Derrick Anderson, and up-and-coming Atlanta rap group Migos.

The games are every Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Central Park (on Linden Ave. between Parkway Dr. and Central Park Pl. in Old Fourth Ward). Though the inaugural season started June 15, the official kickoff is July 4 and runs through July 22. With free live entertainment and DJ.

Trinidad James (No. 4) leads his Gold Gang crew to another AEBL victory
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  • Trinidad James (No. 4) leads his Gold Gang crew to another AEBL victory

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