A first-year TBT team, Defeat Diabetes is playing to benefit those living with Type-1 Diabetes. The JDRF sponsors the squad, and a portion of the winning proceeds will go to the foundation.
In 2022, TBT will be a 64-team, single-elimination tournament for a million dollars. Application is open to all. Games will take place in July & August and air on ESPN. TBT 2022 will be the ninth installment of this summer tournament.
This event provides players and opportunity to showcase their skills in the States, in an effort to make or return to the NBA. This includes former first-round NBA Draft picks and, for the first time, frontline NBA prospects. But beyond that, many of these teams find themselves playing in support of important causes, like Defeat Diabetes. There are squads representing a variety of foundations, including those for ALS, autism, cancer, mental wellness, and muscular dystrophy.