By Nick Wilder
A number of NBA players and employees with ties to Chicago were in attendance for The Second Annual Peace Basketball Tournament on Saturday.
The tournament was created last year to compile rival gang members together to clash on the basketball court, instead of the neighborhoods of Chicago. The event was hosted at St. Sabina’s Church gymnasium in Chicago.
Bulls assistant general manager Randy Brown was on hand for the tournament and he believes the event has a meaningful impact on the youth.
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a while because I grew up in the inner city and there is a lot of negativity in these kids’ lives,” Brown said. “I think one of the most important things about this event is trying to get the kids to communicate better and just talk things over. Hopefully we will see some progress going forward.”
Check out Aggrey Sam’s full interview with Brown above.