Saturday’s Memphis Madness event was more hip hop than basketball, but the annual event definitely kept fans entertained.
Memphis Madness, which took place at the FedExForum, included a dunk contest, appearances by NBA stars, a musical performance by rapper Rick Ross and of course an introduction to the men’s and women’s Tigers basketball team of the University of Memphis.
Apparently, there was also a shooting stars competition, which featured head coach Josh Pastner.
Pastner was reportedly the one behind bringing in more entertainment and hip-hop this year versus basketball scrimmaging and other basketball related workouts.
Pastner came to the realization that people are simply more interested in watching a show than a basketball workout at the Memphis Madness event, so they brought on Rick Ross for a thirty-minute performance. Some celebrity NBA stars also showed up which would definitely be more entertaining to a generation of new players as well as fans.
Check out video footage from Saturday’s Memphis Madness below; meanwhile, lookout for the men’s exhibition game November 12th against Christian Brothers at the FedEx Forum at 7PM and the women’s exhibition game November 8th against Rhodes College at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse at 2PM.