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New basketball team expected to bring excitement and a sense of unity to Flint

From last second buzzer beaters, to trying to make the dance cam, to the heart-wrenching losses that create rivalries to last a lifetime. These are the moments that make sports and the communities the teams represent worthwhile. 

Flint United is the new franchise coming to take the basketball world by storm! With this year being heavy on everyone, a new league brings excitement and a sense of unity to the city of Flint.

Team owner and proud Flint-native, Kevin Mays, a 2007 Carman-Ainsworth graduate and two-time NCAA All-American athlete, is thrilled to introduce this team to his hometown. Mays has heavy professional experience involving sports marketing and development amongst different organizations.

Flint United will serve as a vehicle to uplift its residents with all the hardships the city has encountered. With Mays’ passion for sports and love for his city, this new franchise is in perfect hands of someone who will lead the team to success!

“My goals for the franchise and the league are to provide opportunities for athletes and professionals to maximize their potential, no matter what that is,” said Mays. “Bringing this organization to my hometown, with community at the forefront, I know I don’t stand alone in that mission. Community development is the ultimate focus of the league, our front office as well as every other franchise across the nation.”

According to Mays, the league is scheduled to begin in March 2021, and discussion is taking place with several venues to serve as Flint United’s homecourt.

“Also, most importantly, in the face of COVID-19, the league has established a streaming service partnership that will allow our fans to see all 24 games whether they’re in the stands or at home,” Mays said. “The roster will be filled through a series of combines and a final team training camp that will take place across the Midwest region.”

With over 20 teams across the country, The Basketball League (TBL)  is introducing a new source of entertainment and unifying competition to each community in various markets.


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