Luda Day Weekend was in full effect this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia! For the past 13 years, the well-known rapper, actor, and philanthropist, Ludacris hosts a weekend of fun-filled events with celebrities, socialites, and open to the entire Atlanta community.
The most popular event is the Celebrity Basketball game. It is traditionally held in Forbes Arena at Morehouse College. Year after year, A-list and local celebrities team up for an afternoon of fun and competition.
This year, there were two teams, team Hollywood vs team Hip Hop.
Team Hollywood was led by Jamie Foxx. The players on his team ranged from actors like Rotimi Akinosho and Michael Rainey Jr. from the hit tv show Power to reality TV socialites like Malaysia Pargo from Basketball Wives and Cisco Rosado from Love and Hip Hop to WNBA star Tamera Young.
Team Hip Hop was led by Ludacris, of course. A few big namer players on his team were rapper 21 Savage, professional basketball players Jamal Brown from the Boston Celtics and Quinn Cook from the Golden State Warriors and radio personality Big Tigger.
Both teams competed against each other in two twenty minute quarters. Throughout the entire game, the score remained very close. In the final seconds of the last quarter, the score became tied twice, leading into a double overtime. With much anticipation, the crowd became anxious to see if Ludacris’s team would take the winning title for a third consecutive year, or if Jamie Foxx would end Ludacris’s winning streak.
As time dwindled to what the crowd thought would have been the third overtime, Team Hollywood triumphed and scored a two-point basket, making them the champions of the 2018 Celebrity Basketball game with a final score of 131-129!
Maybe next year Ludacris and his team can reclaim their winning title. As for right now, Jamie Foxx and his team can enjoy their bragging rights until next year.