HipHopDX’s DX TURBO Brings NBA Playgrounds To Los Angeles


By Jack Barnes

HipHopDX, the #1 Online Hip Hop news source, announces its Annual Gaming Tournament, DX TURBO presented by Boost Mobile. HipHopDX has teamed up with Saber Interactive, creator of NBA Playgrounds, to produce the ultimate competition that will pit rappers, gamers, influencers and NBA stars against each other. Built to kick off the BET Experience weekend, competitors will come together Thursday June 22, 2017 between 2to 4 p.m. at private location in Hollywood, CA.

“Last year was amazing, and while it was the plan all along, artists, gamers and attendees all asked us to come back around and do it again. This year we are excited to teamed up with Saber Interactive and their release of NBA Playgrounds, today’s version of the throwback classic NBA Jams, and help introduce the experience to the Hip Hop community,” said Sharath“Tommy” Cherian, Founder and CEO at HipHopDX.

“The Hip Hop community has embraced NBA Playgrounds in a big way, so we’re thrilled to partner with HipHopDX on the DX TURBO tournament,” said Matthew Karch, CEO Saber Interactive. “We’re looking forward to watching an epic mix of stars in their respective fields having a blast with the game!”

Music will be provided by the legendary DJ Hed, while Murs & ______ will host the live stream. Guests include some your favorite Hip Hop artists including Hopsin and Nick Grant; Gamers like K-Brad and well-known influencers. They will all compete for the title of NBA Playgrounds King, with more participants to be announced soon. The action-packed tournament will be broadcast live on HipHopDX’s Twitch channel ( Thursday, June 22 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. PT.

NBA Playgrounds, released on May 9, sports all 30 NBA teams and a deep roster of current and retired NBA players that you can level up over time, including Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Shaquille O’Neal, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Magic Johnson. The new game features power-ups, collectible cards, special techniques, a killer hip-hop soundtrack, and a lottery pick system that rewards great play. Additionally, arcade basketball legend Ian Eagle of NBA Jams fame returns for NBA Playgrounds, delivering the same one of a kind bombastic announcements fans loved in the past while E.J. “The Mayor” Johnson, the voice of Rucker Park, adds additional color commentary.

About Boost Mobile

Established in 2002, Boost Mobile provides best-in-class value and connectivity to U.S. wireless consumers.  It is an award-winning mobile carrier that operates on the highly reliable Sprint Nationwide 4G LTE Network, Boost Mobile offers customers the best unlimited plans with no annual service contacts. Learn more about Boost Mobile online on FacebookGoogle+Instagram and Twitter.

About HipHopDX

With over 18 years in the game HipHopDX consists of a team, that through multimedia and the written word, are dedicated to the world of Hip Hop storytelling. With over 3.2 Million visitors a month to it’s web property, another 2.6M on Social and 236k on YouTube, it is the place to be for everything Hip Hop.

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