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NBA Star Kyle Anderson’s Basketball Tournament Returns to James J Braddock Park

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NBA star Kyle Anderson hosted day one of his annual Celebrate Life Day basketball tournament and clinic on August 4th, 2022, at James J Braddock Park on Bergenline Ave.

The event has returned to the park after a two-year hiatus due to the ongoing Covid-19 virus.

Day one of the event mainly focused on a boys’ high school tournament, where you had high schools from Hudson County and even a few from other counties nearby.

Kyle Anderson, a native of North Bergen, dedicated this event years ago to the life of Paul Kim, a friend of Anderson, who took his own life. Family and friends of Anderson have helped organize this event which has become extremely popular in the county.

In the tournament, you had Hudson County contenders Saint Peter’s Prep in attendance. North Bergen High School also participated in the game where they faced up against their arch-rival Memorial High School where Memorial would get the better of North Bergen.

Photo by Alexander Hernandez

Day 2 of the event will feature a 3 vs. 3 tournament at 5p.m and Day 3 will feature a basketball clinic, an AAU showcase, A girls’ high school tournament, and the boys’ high school final four.

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