Later this month, ex-NBA players will be competing in a 3-on-3 pay-per-view basketball tournament, which will feature five former Houston Rockets.
While the 2019-20 Houston Rockets aren’t set to take the court again until Friday, July 24th, there will be an opportunity to see some former Rockets take the court sooner. Beginning July 19th, six teams comprised of ex-NBA players will compete in a 10-day, 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
Each team competing in “The 5 Tournament” will have five players on their roster from different areas in North America that include Texas, Chicago, New York, Sacramento, Miami, and Toronto.
HoopsHype writer Alex Kennedy shared the full rosters on Twitter, also talking to Mario Chalmers on the latest HoopsHype Podcast about the event.
Ex-NBA players will compete in a 3-on-3 pay-per-view tourney called the "5 Tournament" from July 19-29, per a press release. It'll include Joe Johnson, Mario Chalmers, Mike Bibby, Nate Robinson, Eddy Curry, Donte Green, James White and many others. Here's a list of the rosters: pic.twitter.com/Wseuy8iAXM
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 2, 2020
The Former Houston Rockets on the Rosters
Four of the five former Rockets in the tournament will be representing the Texas 5 team, headlined by seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson and Mike James. James White and Josh Powell also spent some time in Space City, although their time with the Rockets was extremely limited, totaling up to just 30 minutes.
Jermaine Taylor spent some time with the Rockets as well, showing up in 65 total games from 2009-11. The 6-4 shooting guard averaged 5.4 points and 1.7 rebounds for Houston before eventually being traded to the Sacramento Kings, where he would be waived after 26 games.
Taylor will be representing the Sacramento 5 in the tournament alongside Mike Bibby, Brandon Rush, Dahntay Jones, and Donte Green.
As Mario Chalmers revealed on The HoopsHype Podcast, there will be a significant cash prize for the winner of the tournament. Not many other details have been released about the event yet besides the rosters and dates, but they will likely become available as July 19th draws closer.