Can P.K. shoot hoops as well as he can shoot pucks? We will soon find out.
Montreal Canadiens star P.K. Subban will lead a basketball team to take on a team led by no other than Snoop Dogg. The game will take place in Montreal on June 11 in conjunction with Grand Prix Weekend.
Subban and Snoop Dogg hooked up back in March in California and hit off. It wasn’t long before Snoop call P.K. his “nefew” and P.K. referred to Snoop as “Uncle Snoop.” The two shot a few hoops together at Snoop’s home.
Funds raised from the charity game will be shared by Subban’s Montreal Children’s Hospital foundation and Snoop Dogg’s Youth Football League foundation. Each team will consist of 12 players, who will be named shortly, from the world of sports, music, comedy and movies.
— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) March 2, 2016
Even though this event is taking place during Grand Prix weekend it is actually a Just For Laughs event. Here is what Jacques Leonard, the executive of Just for Laughs, had to say:
“It all began while I attended the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto in February,” Léonard explains. “I was with Snoop at a party and was telling him about our Grand Prix in June and how I wanted to do a big event on that weekend. Snoop suggested a charity basketball game and said I should get Subban involved. I told him it was a great idea, even though I didn’t know Subban back then.”
Léonard got hold of Subban’s co-ordinates and passed them on to Snoop. “Snoop called Subban, saying he got his number from a Just for Laughs guy,” Léonard says. “And Subban, hearing Just for Laughs, thought it was all some prank and that he was being set up.” Soon enough, Subban learned it was the real Snoop Dogg calling.
All of which led up to their meeting in L.A. in March. Snoop then filled Subban in on the charity basketball project.
“Subban got really excited, particularly because he was already a big Snoop fan,” Léonard says. “It will be a fun and funny event, but it will also be good basketball.
“And don’t be fooled Subban really is quite a good player. He played a lot of basketball growing up.”
Snoop is no slouch on the court either, Léonard reports.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 11 at 9 a.m.