The Entertainer’s Basketball Classic is the world’s premier street ball basketball league. The court is located in Harlem, NY and ran by EBC’s CEO and Owner Greg Marius.
“The EBC is the foundation of streetball leagues. Most tournaments built their tourneys off of us. As far as having the MC running up and down the court, the sponsorship, even how the courts look. We started with the fiberglass, we started with the bleachers.
Even how we got the NBA involved. Years ago when the NBA was developing in the 70s they noticed that guys were getting beat, so they had to protect what they started. Why would someone pay money to watch a guy when you could come up here and watch for free?
The rules about sanctioning leagues came from that, and as long as the NBA has something to do with it, everything’s cool. Now if a guy gets hurt, they’ll cover it. Before that, if you went up here and got hurt your career was over.
All of that stuff is our legacy.” — Greg Marius.