Tracy McGrady Believes His New 1-On-1 League ‘The OBA’ Will Resonate With Younger Viewers Who Can’t Sit Through 2-3 Hour NBA Games

The OBA

  • Tracy McGrady’s 1-on-1 league ‘The OBA’ is set to launch on April 30th.
  • McGray believes the league will resonate with young basketball fans.
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Basketball Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady is on the verge of launching a unique one-on-one pro basketball league called the Ones Basketball Association, or The OBA.

According to McGrady, he got the idea to form the one-on-one league because he noticed that younger viewers seldomly sit through three-hour long NBA/ college basketball games and want shorter form content that is easily consumable.

“I have two sons of my own, and then I run an AAU program, and my boys don’t watch NBA games, my boys don’t watch college basketball, and even the guys in my program can’t sit down and watch two and a half, three hours of basketball but what they can do is short form like Youtube and highlights and stuff like that, they gravitate towards, so why not create something that’s short entertaining, and what they can resonate with because they play one-on-one basketball all the time.”

McGrady and the OBA will host one-on-tournaments across seven cities, and the top three players from each city will be invited to the finals in Vegas.

The first year of regional competition will take place in seven cities across the United States, beginning the weekend of April 30th in Houston and concluding in June. The 2022 Finals for the Ones Basketball Association will take place in July. The winner of each regional tournament will take home a $10,000 cash prize along with an invitation to the Finals, which will see 21 players (the top three from each region) compete for a chance to win a $250,000 grand prize and be crowned “Ruler of the Court.”

The regional tournament schedule for the first season of the Ones Basketball Association season is:

Houston, April 30-May 1 (The Dub Sports Zone, Richmond, TX)
Atlanta, May 7-8 (CORE4 Atlanta, Chamblee, GA)
Chicago, May 21-22 (Chicago Hope Academy Athletic Center, Chicago, IL)
New York City, May 28-29 (Major R. Owens Community Center hosted by New Heights, Brooklyn, NY) The DMV, June 4-5 (The St. James, Springfield, VA)
The Bay Area, June 11-12 (The Ultimate Fieldhouse, Walnut Creek, CA)
Los Angeles, TBD (TBD)
he regional tournament schedule for the first season of the Ones Basketball Association season is: Houston, April 30-May 1 (The Dub Sports Zone, Richmond, TX)
Atlanta, May 7-8 (CORE4 Atlanta, Chamblee, GA)
Chicago, May 21-22 (Chicago Hope Academy Athletic Center, Chicago, IL)
New York City, May 28-29 (Major R. Owens Community Center hosted by New Heights, Brooklyn, NY) The DMV, June 4-5 (The St. James, Springfield, VA)
The Bay Area, June 11-12 (The Ultimate Fieldhouse, Walnut Creek, CA)
Los Angeles, TBD (TBD)

To make the league a reality McGrady has added veteran sports business executive Jeffrey Pollack and longtime business partner Elissa Grabow as part of The OBA’s leadership team.

“Our goal this year is to test and preview how we should best spotlight and celebrate the competition, raw athletic talent, and extraordinary skills of these young rising stars,” McGrady said. “We are proud to partner with Jeffrey Pollack, who will help us develop our game plan on and off the court. His input is already invaluable to me, as we take our first steps as a startup league and set the foundation for a global basketball property that will create more opportunities for athletes and fans and tell new basketball stories.”

For more information on McGrady’s new 1-on-1 league visit https://www.obahoops.com/.