In the summer of 2003, the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) in Harlem, New York took the nation by storm, and put the world of street ball on notice. Bringing the biggest stars of hip-hop, sports, and politics together in one place. Highlighted by hip-hop rivals Jay-Z and Fat Joe, along with their star-studded teams, EBC was set to have the most anticipated championship in street ball history, with an estimated $250,000.00 on the line.
Thousands filled the streets of Harlem, and with standing room only at Rucker Park the lights went out, and never came back on. The largest blackout in U.S. history crippled Manhattan and EBC's championship game.
The Blackout sorts through the gossip, rumors and urban legends, as it turns the lights back on at Rucker Park and retells the story of the biggest street ball game that never was.