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Lou Williams’ Uptown Sounds defends AEBL title

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Lou Williams (left) and Josh Smith (9) join in the celebration of Uptown Sounds Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League title Sunday. Photo by @KaylaMadonna

Lou Williams and his Uptown Sounds team won the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League championship Sunday, the second straight title for the local NBA player. Williams, from South Gwinnett High who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, had a team that featured fellow NBA players Josh Smith (Los Angeles Clippers), Mike Scott (Atlanta Hawks) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Detroit Pistons). Williams, Smith and Scott played also played together with the Hawks. Caldwell-Pope also played at Greenville High and the University of Georgia.

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Lou Williams and members of the Uptown Sounds team during a timeout in their AEBL title game Sunday. Photo by @dreamphotographygroup

Uptown Sounds defeated ATL Dream Team 81-68 in the championship at Grady High School. Former NBA player Damien Wilkins played for ATL Dream Team. Uptown Sounds advanced to the title game with an 80-70 win over Team Freeze on Saturday.

The conclusion of the AEBL season also featured several contests with Bobby Brown of Coalition DJs winning the slam dunk contest and Emmanuel Holloway of HDMD winning the 3-point shooting contest.

The event also featured a celebrity influencer game that included former NBA player and current Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse, former NBA player Stephen Jackson and recording artists K Camp, Que, Mykko Montana and Scotty ATL.

The AEBL summer league was founded in 2013 and runs from June through August with games at Grady High School.


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