November 06, 2018
Big Statues was contacted by Jonathan Mugar, the founder the The Basketball Tournament to commission a stunning bronze trophy for the winners of the tournament. The Basketball tournament, Also known as TBT, is a yearly competition that is broadcasted by ESPN. Any competitive player can apply to participate in the singe-elimination games with the chance to win $2 million in prize money. In this years competition more than 60 current or former NBA players played for the title. Former top-ten NBA draft picks Jimmer Fredette and Eddy Curry, 2007 All-Star Josh Howard and 2017 NBA champion Matt Barnes were among the headlining competitors playing for the $2 million cash prize.
In this years tournament the Overseas Elite claimed the title of champions along with the custom bronze trophy. The MVP of the team, D.J. Kennedy, was a driving force that pushed the Overseas Elite through its six-game run to the TBT title. He consistently scored in double figures in all six wins, averaging 14.3 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game. The tournament ended with the hard-working team winning their fourth championship in a row, leaving the competition with what seems like an unbeatable team.