Ludacris wins big for charity in celebrity basketball game

Ludacris gets assist from friends for celebrity basketball game

Atlanta rapper Ludacris held his ninth annual LudaDay Weekend ceremonies over Labor Day weekend. The main event was the celebrity basketball game, which Ludacris' DTP team won in overtime 118-115 after a late rally.

After the game, players spoke about what it meant to them to participate.

Laura Govan

“The experience is always good. It’s always good to help come together for a good cause. Anything for Ludacris…he’s such a good dude.” She went on to say, “Anything he’ll ask me to do [with Ludacris Foundation, the Weekend], I’m here,” and added that her favorite part about the weekend is that there are multiple community-centric events.

As for her team losing the game at the end: “Listen, Tigger is one of my personal best friends; I’ve known [him] for years. Tigger can’t get the ball no more at the end. … When he got in, I was yelling at [coach] John Wall, and he was like, ‘but he’s subbing himself in!’ and I was like…’Both of y’all gotta go, terrible.’”

Jarrett Jack

“We all know people [who] come from humble beginnings. When you at a point when you’re fortunate enough to try to help out another person, another family, I think it just speaks volumes about you as a person. Me just being able to be a part of it, I’m flattered and humbled.”

He also said, “I’m not from Atlanta, but I feel like Atlanta is home to me. People of Atlanta have always braced me with open arms.”

As for the game: “We like to keep it playful in the beginning, but toward the end we like to get it interesting. Guys try to make it competitive. There were lot of guys there with competitive spirits, and you know try to make the game fun, interesting, entertaining for the crowd.”

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