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SPORTS WITH FONZ: ALCATRAZ IS BACK! HOME OF THE "KING OF ROCK" BBALL TOURNAMENT

Over 50 years ago 1,500 men (inmates) were housed on a single island in the world's biggest and most secluded prison, "Alcatraz".  And now Alcatraz is re-opening it's doors for "The King Of Rock"; a basketball tournament hosted by Red Bull with 64 contestants from Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco and now Oakland.  And after 50 long years of hundreds of thousands of men trying to escape the prison, 64 hungry hoopers trying to make it onto Alcatraz Island to be crowned "The King Of Rock". 

Games will last five minutes and have regulation hoop rules and scoring (2 and 3 pointers). All games will be played on a half-court layout with four games running at once, each with their own referee, court manager and scoreboard.  My favorite rule is that if a players receives five fouls it will be a automatic loss.  "Winner stays on" if he continues to win.  So with game after game a player must be in shape.  This doesn't sound like a walk in the park, and with $10,000 on the line expect for these men to play hard.   (Rajon Rondo will be the host for the finals)

Maybe this will hold us off seeing how the NBA is gonna be locked out. 

"The King Of Rock"  is scheduled for – September 18, 2011 Oakland

 

The Fonz.