The 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic took place last night in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and in typical fashion, the game did not disappoint, becoming the highest scoring game in JBC history. The folks at Jordan Brand did a phenomenal job this year showcasing some of the top high school basketball players in the country. The game was followed by an epic postgame concert by Grammy Award winning rapper, Macklemore. In case you missed it, Brooklyn was where it was at last night.
After spending a couple days with the Jumpman team and with the All-Americans, here are your winners and losers from the Jordan Brand Classic.
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1. Brooklyn (Barclays Center) – Winner
Brooklyn is definitely on the rise and is becoming one of the most popular destinations in the city when it comes to hoops and entertainment. While the Nets have settled in nicely in their new home the past two years, the borough has welcomed many of the best in the entertainment industry to come perform, including Jay Z, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Drake.
In only its second year, the Barclays has hosted an NBA Draft, A-10 tournament and a NBA playoff series. In the future the arena already has locked in a deal with the NCAA to bring the ACC tournament to Brooklyn for the 2017 and 2018 season.
The arena is easily accessible for everyone in the city with over 12 connecting subway lines that brings fans right into the entrance of the arena.
Brooklyn is the home of some great high school basketball legends, and when it comes to passion about the game, the borough is second to none. The borough has faced negativity throughout its history for violence but a new arena has helped build a positive image in the community.