Round one of the Red Bull Midnight Run is now complete, as the competition for the ultimate bragging rights made its final stop in Houston. The competition kicked off June 1, and over three months we hit nine cities: Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, and Houston. Read More »
Los Angeles played host to Red Bull Midnight Run on Wednesday, August 14, and the players that showed up proved that L.A. has much more than just acting talent. The skill and energy level on display in L.A. put them among the front-runners for the finals at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this fall. Read More »
When debating which city has the best basketball talent, Hoosier country has to be in the discussion. While other cities are still building their basketball identity, Indiana’s is set in stone. There are few cities with more basketball history, and that’s why it was mandatory to bring this year’s Red Bull Midnight Run to Naptown. Read More »
Red Bull Midnight Run made it’s way to New Orleans on Friday, August 2. As one of five new cities competing in 2013, New Orleans’ best players battled on the court to prove themselves worthy of taking part in the final Red Bull Midnight Run competition at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Read More »
Season 2 of Red Bull Midnight Run kicked into high gear, as the ultimate bragging rights competition made its way to New Orleans on Friday, August 2.
Honestly, the Big Easy is not one of the first places that comes to mind when you think about basketball talent. There’s no legendary history attached to the city – it wasn’t home to an NBA team until 2002. Frankly, New Orleans is a city that has always had a strong association with football, especially after the Saints took home the Super Bowl title shortly after Katrina. Read More »
On Saturday, June 22 in Chicago, Red Bull Midnight Run took over the city (check out a recap of the event here). There was a ton of talent in the gym including several of the players from last year’s championship team that took the title in the competition’s inaugural year. After the action wrapped up, we were able to catch up with Laveese Jones and Brian Centella, two players from the 2012 Red Bull Midnight Run Championship team. We also got a few words with Elijah Jones, a newcomer who put on a show with his dominant post play and highlight-reel dunks. Read More »
The word “star” is such a vague term in basketball language. Everyone has their own definition. Many people don’t consider a player to be a star until their first All-Star selection, which is unfair. Guys like Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and Josh Smith have been stars on their respective teams without yet being selected to an All-Star Game. In my opinion, being a star player is about popularity. To gain that popularity you obviously have to play well, but there needs to be a bit of luck involved as well. Opportunity is half the battle for most guys. Read More »
Red Bull Midnight Run made its way back to Chicago this past Saturday – home to the defending champions.
Last year, the ballers of the Windy City were able to come together as a team to win the first ever Red Bull Midnight Run Finals at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. [WATCH RED BULL MIDNIGHT RUN TAKE OVER BROOKLYN] While other teams arguably had more talent, the Chicago team had trust and chemistry. No single player put himself above the team, and in the end that was the difference. This year, that same group was back to defend their title. Read More »
A Michigan State Star, A Dynamic Duo and One Brave Female Player: The Stars of Red Bull Midnight Run Atlanta Speak to Dime
Last weekend Red Bull Midnight Run came to Atlanta. [Check out the best dunks and highlights here] The gym was packed with ball players of all different types. There was a good group of big men, but the guard play was unbelievable. Spencer Dixon and Brian Fisher (two high school teammates that ended up playing overseas together) put on a show with their lights out shooting. Their team went undefeated for the entire night. Former Michigan State Spartan Chris Allen was clearly in a class of his own athletically. He quickly proved to be one of the top players in the gym. And Lakiesha Sutton, the first girl to ever play in the Red Bull Midnight Run, was locking cats up and draining threes all night long. We caught up with all of them to talk about their experience at the Midnight Run and learn about their basketball past, present and futures. Read More »