Rap x Basketball x NFTs

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B/R Open Run

This weekend, as an unofficial tip off to NBA All-Star Sunday, Bleacher Report will host the B/R Open Run Presented by Modelo ® Beer, bringing together hip-hop’s biggest hoopers in a first-of-its-kind, 2v2 matchup where Quavo and Jack Harlow will team up against 2 Chainz and Lil Baby for the chance to win $500k. The event will live stream Saturday, March 6, at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on the B/R app and on Twitter via @BleacherReport.  

Exclusive NFT Drop 

The Bleacher Report NFT collection on OpenSea will launch on Saturday, March 6 at 12 p.m. ET as part of the B/R Open Run event in collaboration with 2 Chainz, Quavo, Lil Baby and Jack Harlow. These basketballs can be displayed and interacted with in a 3D virtual environment at RareRooms.

Full collection here: https://opensea.io/collection/open-run 

The basketballs will be minted in two groups:

  • GOLD Edition Auctions – 10 Limited Editions per rapper that come with a matching physical version
  • SILVER Editions Set Price – 150 per rapper

How it’s going down

GOLD Edition Auctions

These auctions will go LIVE Friday evening and will end at 30 minute intervals on Saturday going from Edition #10 to #1.

Auction End Time

#10s Sat 5:00pm ET

#9s  Sat 5:30pm ET

#8s Sat 6:00pm ET

#7s   Sat 6:30pm ET

#6s Sat 7:00pm ET

#5s  Sat 7:30pm ET

#4s   Sat 8:00pm ET

#3s Sat 8:30pm ET

#2s  Sat 9:00pm ET

#1s  Sat 9:30pm ET

To redeem the physical version of the basketball, you must hold ownership of this NFT on May 1, 2021. Instructions to redeem will be available for those holding the GOLD NFT on/after May 1st. 

SILVER Editions – Set Price

Each rapper has 150 SILVER Edition basketballs. These will all go on sale at 12 pm ET for a set price of 0.4ETH.

2 Chainz

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Jack Harlow

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Lil Baby

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Show off your Basketballs in RareRooms

Bleacher Report collaborated with RareRooms to allow collectors to show off their basketball collection in a 3D virtual room. Anyone that collects an Open Run NFT will get access to a brand new RareRoom type – a larger, more open environment where these balls really shine. 

Check out the room with the GOLD basketballs here.

RareRooms are immersive, 3d environments for collectors, artists and admirers to experience digital art and collectibles. Set up is instant – we discover the pieces you own automatically from the blockchain and put them in your RareRoom. 

RareRooms changes the way you experience your digital collection. 


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