Yesterday, singer, songwriter, and businesswoman Tameka “Tiny” Harris and Rapper/Mogul Percy “Master P” Miller held a major press conference at Philips Arena in Atlanta. It was announced that Master P is the owner of the New Orleans Gators and Tiny is the owner of the Atlanta Heirs and these teams will be battling in a Global Mixed Gender Basketball (GMGB) Game which will take place September 23rd in Las Vegas, NV.
“There are some great female basketball players on a professional level that are just as good as men,” Master P said. “But we never see that…[It will] change the game when you see that they really have some women who can compete with men. That’s what we’re going to get out of this league.” says Master P.
Global Mixed Gender Basketball is an innovative concept to the basketball industry.
It features both men and women, playing on the same team, with male and female coaches, managers and staff. The team is paid on equal levels; no more will a woman make less than a man for performing the same job. Opportunities are given to local college-age players; experience is something learned, not given. Scholarships are invested into communities because college has never been so far out of reach for so many students. Camaraderie is found again through sport. Communities will come together to see an event; to connect with each other, to put down the phone and have real conversations and to value good family fun.
Congrats to both, and may the best Coed team win!!
For more information on the Global Mixed Gender Basketball click here.