By Nick Wilder
There were a considerable amount of NBA players and employees with ties to Chicago on hand for The Second Annual Peace Basketball Tournament on Saturday.
The tournament was created in 2012 in order to bring rival gangs together to compete on the basketball court, instead of the violent neighborhoods of Chicago. The event was hosted in Chicago at St. Sabina’s Church gymnasium.
Chicago native and current Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum was in attendance for the tournament and he explained the importance of the event.
“It’s very important to give kids some hope since there are so many bad things going on in the city of Chicago right now,” Bynum said. “I was once an inner city kid and I know how tough it is. I had to be a part of this event once I knew it was being put together. I’m always going to be at this event showing my face and talking with the kids.”
Check out Aggrey Sam’s full interview with Bynum above.