This past weekend, Complex headed to Atlanta for the second annual Converse Band of Ballers tournament, and, in the words of the late Chris Farley, it was pretty awesome. Besides the brand showcasing its three newest basketball sneakers (the Drop Step, Drain It and Sicks), the weekend was packed with sick events, with the basketball tournament being the highlight. Jim Jones, Jermaine Dupri, Jay Electronica, Shawty Lo, OJ The Juiceman, Pill, Donnis, Sean Price, the Black Lips, Of Montreal, and Steel Train participated in the tourney, but it really got popping when Cam'ron showed up to join the "Jones Family" squad, marking the first time the Diplomat brothers were in public together since their reconciliation. The heated competition ended up with Capo & Co. beating Shawty Lo's "Southern Hospitality" squad and taking home the trophy for the second straight year.
Although it was tough to compile everything we saw, we compiled this photo recap of the weekend for you to get the gist of how ill it was. Check it out below...
Photos by Chester Berry
Mural paying homage to last year's Band Of Ballers in NYC
The reigning champ, Jim Jones, relaxes after his first win
Converse Drop Step, $65 at Converse
Everybody had front-row seats
Cam running point for the Jones Family
Converse Drain It, $75 in stores soon
The Black Lips team wore short shorts
The reigning champs, "The Jones Family," rocked special-edition gold versions of the Drop Step
Jermaine Dupri, the hometown hero
Converse Sicks $75, available holiday 2010
Reunited! Jim and Cam celebrate the "Jones Family" victory
Team Bad News and cheerleader taking advantage of a photo op
Rapper Pill reps "Southern Hospitality"
The "Jones Family" cheerleaders made the victory even sweeter
"Team Of Montreal" found one way to confuse their opponents
Shawty Lo blocks out the haters
DJ Drama stopped by to witness the final of the tourney
Local kids get inspired at Converse's Open Gym, which are held multiple times throughout the month