The TeesVsTanks concept came about last year around this same time as a photo shoot titled “A King’s Theme: Tees Vs Tank“ highlighting 5 of some of the dopest brands out of Philadelphia. This year I’ve decided to take it a step further bringing 16 notable local clothing brands together for a 15 game 3 on 3 basketball tournament which took place at Parkside Evans Playground on 53rd and Parkside here in Philadelphia.
The brands included Bellargo, TOBH, Neo Daviso, Dosage’s “3D“, Abstract Thought, Anderung, Red Penguin, Chill Moody’s “nicethings“, Natrl Brn Heart Brkrs, Stay Cool,Geek Clothing, Anml Hse, Ibn Majid, Syck Dayz and of course the home
team K.R.T. This was a promotion of peace bringing brand recognition in “kingly” love to show our city that anyone of any diversity, social background, and even financial status can come together for a common good or a friendly game of basketball.
Check out the video recap by Garron Gibbs of Concrete Cakes:
Each game was commentated by Cory Townes.
The children were all able to enjoy the moon bounce provided by Nehemiah Davis Foundation as well as the playground at the park.
The event wasn’t just for local brands to come together and have fun. All of the proceeds from the event went towards supplying the youth in Philadelphia with book bags and school supplies….and we didn’t have any left over!
Most people thought I couldn’t play ball but I proved them wrong. Even though my team lost by 1 I had a total of 5 points out of our 8. Score was 9-8. Now people are calling me K.L.T. “Kings Lose Together”.lol
At the end of the day team Bellargo prevailed, winning Kings Rule Togethers 1st Annual Tees Vs Tanks 3on3 Basketball Tournament winning a feature on www.KingsRuleTogether.com, photo shoot by Ricky Codio, video shoot by Derrick Woodyard and the Team and MVK “Most Valuable King” trophies. This was the first and certainly won’t be the last. – K.R.T.
Photography by Darren Burton