NBA Players & Celebs Brought Pro Basketball Action To Atlanta Fans For Hawks' Damien Wilkins Monster Slam Exhibition Game

Top Quote NBA players, RHOA's NeNe Leakes, and Grammy Award winning producer, Drumma Boy came out to participate in Hawks' Damien Wilkins' Monster Slam Exhibition Game in Atlanta to benefit the Boys & Girls Club. End Quote
  • Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) November 09, 2011 - NBA player and Boys & Girls Club Alum, Damien Wilkins gave Atlanta fans the chance to see pro basketball action in the midst of the ongoing NBA lockout at his Monster Slam Exhibition Game on Saturday, November 5th. Top NBA players came out to support Damien's mission to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, and show how much they're ready to get back on the court.

    The day kicked off with a free pregame fan fest, including Monster DJs, free haircuts, contests and photos. Grammy nominated producer and former high school standout basketball player, Drumma Boy coached Damien's team to victory, while Real Housewives' star, NeNe Leakes kept her team in stitches. On one time out, NeNe asked her team "Are we playing offense or defense right now?" Monster DJ and top V103 radio personality, Greg Street served as the game's MC.

    As the lockout drags on with no end in sight, players proved their commitment to showing their fans their appreciation. Lou Williams told the team on the way onto the court, "Let's play like we're in a real game. Let's get a good two hour workout." Both teams did exactly that and the highly competitive game went to the end with a 3 point win for Drumma Boy's team. Lakers' Shannon Brown said, "Aint nothing like being in great basketball shape. It was great to get out there and play some 5 on 5 and get a rhythm going".

    Pop Soul sensation, Karmella Daniel wowed the crowd with her rendition of the National Anthem, while Ludacris' R&B group "Untitled" gave a rousing performance during half time. Celebrity barber Bobby Henderson (Nas, J. Cole, Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy) cut children's hair during the game which was an added bonus for attendees and had many waiting their turn from tip off to the conclusion of the game.

    Funds raised will benefit college scholarships for Boys & Girls Club members. Exclusive Player gifts were presented by Monster Isport and Design by Yagi. The game can be seen it its entirety at

    Participating players included: Derek Favors (Jazz), Jarrett Jack (Hornets), Jeff Green (Celtics), Jeff Teague (Hawks), Joe Johnson (Hawks), Jonny Flynn (Rockets), Jordan Crawford (Wizards), Lou Williams (76er's), MarShon Brooks (Nets), Shannon Brown (Lakers), Solomon Jones (Pacers) and Trey Thompkins (Clippers).

    The Damien Wilkins Monster Slam was sponsored in part by Monster iSport, Monster DJ, DTLR, Classic Cadillac, Victory H20, DTP, Hittmen DJ, Unique Squared, Mr. FF Designs, InMotion Entertainment, Mettle Advisors, Privy Lifestyle Management, Bobby's World Celebrity Barber, New Era, Design by Yagi, Premium Executive Services and Cascade Limo

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    About Damien Wilkins: The eight year NBA vet currently with the Atlanta Hawks has also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma Thunder. His scrappy "play to win" mindset has been a key factor in the success of his career, and his team spirit makes him a favorite among his NBA colleagues. The loving father of three is an advocate for children's causes, motivational speaker and budding thespian.

    About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta's mission is to provide a quality developmental program that empowers metro Atlanta youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to become productive adults. Through 26 Clubs in 11 metro counties, trained and professional staff serve more than 3,000 disadvantaged youth (ages 6-18) daily through programs that foster academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. For more information, please visit

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