Xbox, New York Liberty, and Brooklyn Nets Team Up to Launch Jnr.Ballers

It’s been two decades since Xbox debuted its very first console in the heart of New York City and now, 20 years later, we’ve returned to the Big Apple, still determined to power fans’ dreams through the joy of gaming — this time with the help of two New York fan favorites.

In celebration of the remainder 2021-2022 NBA and upcoming 2022 WNBA season, Xbox is excited to partner with the Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty by launching a new digital content series, “Jnr.Ballers,” hosted by acclaimed 10-year-old sports journalist and New York-native, Pepper Persley.

The series spotlights the community of gaming and basketball to inspire local youth and fans through more than just “a game.” The episodes follow the stories of six boys and girls from The NYPD Community Center in Brooklyn who have been selected to participate in programs designed to help them create actionable paths to achieving their dreams. With the help of hometown heroes, Sabrina Ionescu and Cam Thomas, Jnr.Ballers, provides the next generation of players the opportunity to define their own story on and off the court.

At Xbox, we’re always looking for fans to join our team, so we’re also tipping off a season-long sweepstakes for the next Jnr.Ballers. Fans can enter for a chance to join the other ballers featured and enter to win all-star prizes including custom Liberty and Nets Xbox Series S consoles, VIP suite nights for home games at Barclays Center and more.

Fans can check out the series on @brooklynnets during the remainder of the current NBA season and on @nyliberty during the 2022 WNBA season. For more information on the series and how to enter for a chance to win one of the prizes up for grabs, visit

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