Red Bull King of the Rock is back...again. In 2010, Red Bull produced the first and only sporting event to be held on "The Rock" since the inmates left over 50 years ago with 64 competitors from the West Coast of the United States. In 2011, Red Bull again created an outdoor basketball venue on one of the world's most iconic and recognizable locations and did it with ballers competing from around the globe. The caliber of the players was higher, the competition was fiercer and the determination to win the crown was greater. In 2012, the intensity of the play was unparalleled. The competitors demonstrated a level of talent that was even more powerful than 2011. It was an awesome sight.
On September 28, 2013, King of the Rock is back and promises to be better than ever. With some of the world's best players converging upon Alcatraz, we have the opportunity to showcase their talent, provide these global basketball athletes with a truly amazing Red Bull experience and witness incredible street basketball in a truly iconic location.
The past two years have been dominated by Baby Shaq from Washington, D.C. Will the crown stay in the US capital, or will a competitor from another city or country earn both the crown and the honor of being named Red Bull King of the Rock?
The first time ever an official sporting event
had been held on ... The Rock.
Here's how it works, the qualifiers and finals will incorporate the normal one-on-one basketball set-up where players go head-to-head on an outdoor court, using a single elimination tournament bracket. In other words, it's win or go home. The rules and scoring will be the same as regular hoops, shots will either count as 2 or 3 points and five fouls is an automatic L. Here's where things get crazy, the players will engage in four intense half-court games going on at once, each getting it's own referee, court manager and scoreboard. All winners must immediately proceed onto the next court to face another player, this is where a player must bring his A-game and show some serious stamina, if he wants to be crowned Red Bull King of the Rock.