Rappers The Game and Dom Kennedy have teamed up to help launch a Los Angeles unisex basketball league as a springboard for prospective college players.


In an interview with TMZ on Saturday, former Sacramento Kings player Pooh Jeter elaborated on the Real Run College Basketball Summer League’s origins, emphasizing his strong desire to connect with LA rappers.


“I had this idea with the college league where I said, how ’bout I add the homies from the city that’s rappers,” Jeter said. “So I got with Dom Kennedy, and Dom Kennedy was like, ‘Aye bro, that is fire. Let’s do it.’ And I got with G Perico. I got with Game. I hit up my brother Sonic. I said, ‘Sonic, what Game on? And Game was like, ‘Just make sure my team ain’t boo boo.'”


He further stated, “A lot of rappers was like, ‘Bro, this is something amazing, this is something that we can change the game with, especially in the inner city with the youth, both men’s and women’s athletes.'”


Jeter and Real Run founder DeAnthony Langston lead the league, which will include men and women players. Rappers The Game, Dom Kennedy, BlueBucksClan, and G Perico will be responsible for the basketball teams.


Jeter told TMZ that University of Southern California Trojans basketball star Boogie Ellis and USC women’s basketball incoming first-year talent Juju Watkins had joined the league.


He added the league would also offer a nine-week virtual learning program consisting of financial literacy, mental wellness, podcasting, real estate and more.


Real Run College Basketball Summer League will begin on June 17 and run until August 13.