India’s first rap reality show, MTV Hustle winner M-Zee Bella, Raga and DG Immortals set the stage on fire at the Pre-Season of Elite Pro Basketball opening ceremony League today. The 1-week pre-season kickstarted today at the Noida Indoor Stadium.

M-Zee Bella kick-started his performance with his famous hits like Humble Poet, UFO, Monster, and Jhoot Hai Maa which had the audience hooting and cheering. His act was followed by Raga and DG Immortals who also performed their own songs which made the crowd go wild. The Rappers had the full stadium rooting and cheering for them.

The performance was followed by the opening game Bengaluru and Chennai Turbos of the Pre-Season.

The league also launched its own music track titled ‘Posterized’ which is sung by Ruhaan79 who has sung hit songs like ‘Contessa Chitti’, ‘Brahmaand’. Ruhaan also performed at the opening ceremony and enthralled the audience with its catchy lyrics and his performance.

Talking about the same Sunny Bhandarkar CEO of Elite Pro Basketball said, “We wanted to provide an entertaining night that the players will remember for a long time. The teams have been practicing hard for the past few days and this provided them with a much-required break before the start of the Pre-Season.”

MTV Hustle winner M-Zee Bella who performed on hits song said, “It was a great audience today and it is always an honor to perform in front of athletes as they are a source of inspiration for everybody. I am a fan of the sport and whenever I get time, I do watch NBA. What Elite Pro Basketball is doing for the sport is great and I am sure it will help the growth of the sport in India.”

The opening match for the Pre-Season was between Delhi Dominators and Chandigarh Conquerors, with Delhi Dominators beating Chandigarh Conquerors by 1 point. The final score read 74 – 73. The match was extremely close and tense with the lead switching both ways, Tanmay Mali from Delhi Dominators top scored. The Delhi Dominators were coached by Nizhar Ahmed and Chandigarh Conquerors were coached by Girdhari Singh Shekhawat. This was followed by Hyderabad Hoops and Lucknow Swarm, where the latter won the match with a score of 91-100.

Tomorrow’s matches include Ahmedabad Aces v/s Surat Diamonds, Mumbai Stars v/s Pune Pythons, Hyderabad Hoops v/s Eastern Tigers, Chennai Turbos v/s Goa Waves and Delhi Dominators v/s Punjab Gladiators.


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