One of the world’s most famous arenas for streetball is heading to television.

ESPN has ordered eight episodes for a television series based around the famous Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) held at the even more prestigious Rucker Park in New York City beginning this summer. The tournament, known for its star-studded teams and coaches will give fans a glimpse into one of the world’s most entertainment basketball competitions.

Sponsored by New Era, Reebok Classic, Monster Energy Drink and The Ultimate Fan (T.U.F.), the tournament will live stream two games a week on their official website http://www.ebcruckerpark.com/.

“With the support of our new sponsors, we are able to take the EBC at Rucker Park to new heights,” EBC founder Greg Marius said. “Over the last 30 years, we have continued to make improvements and evolve the game of street ball, while still remaining authentic and true to its core, which are both beneficial to our players and basketball fans.

Last year, the famed asphalt on the court was replaced by actual hardwood suitable for outdoor games. The court will be emblazened with images of former Rucker Park All-Stars such as Malik Sealy, John “Big Strick” Strickland, Troy “Escalade” Jackson and Tyrone “Alimoe” Evans who’ve passed away. A new digital scoreboard and bleachers have been added to the park as well.

The EBC kicked off its season yesterday and will be split into multiple divisions (Men/Women/Tri-State High School/Youth). Notable celebrities and NBA players are expected to participate this year. During the lockout shortened season of 2011-12, many NBA stars made themselves even bigger in the public eye by playing at the EBC, including Kevin Durant who dropped 66 in a game.

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