Despite Atlanta’s forecast which called for heavy thunderstorms, the rain didn’t put a damper on the LudaDay Weekend festivities. The biggest draw of the LudaDay Weekend, which ends today, was the celebrity basketball game held Sunday at Morehouse’s Forbes Arena. Pop star Justin Bieber, 17, and his blue team took on the red team of the Ludacris Foundation All-Stars, featuring NBA mega stars Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, John Wall, and singer Teyana Taylor, among others.
Even with all that star power on the court — Bieber and his team of unknowns still managed to eke out a victory in front of the capacity crowd at Morehouse. The final score was a close 134-132. All proceeds from the game will benefit the Ludacris Foundation which helps disadvantaged youth in the metro area. Luda later tweeted that the game raised $10,000!
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Multimedia personality La La Anthony was at courtside to cheer on her man, Carmelo Anthony. She held it down with Luda’s fiancee, Fab (right) and her cousin, Dice (white tee on left).
Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson would have played for Luda’s team but he injured his hand punching a wall. That’s a guy thing that we ladies don’t understand.
After the game, actor Lance Gross (2nd from left) tipped off with his current girlfriend Angela Simmons (in black tee). Oh, you didn’t know they were dating? We didn’t either.
Kiyan Anthony, the water boy for the Ludacris Foundation All-Stars, listens intently to the team captain, Carmelo Anthony (of the NY Knicks), who also happens to be his dad.
NBA superstar Kevin Durant (center with local radio personality Keny Burns, right) also played for Luda’s team.
Atlanta Hawks star Josh Powell doesn’t have any more room on his bod for ink. All the players got free Air Jordans for donating their time to charity.