The Port City Tornados are a semi-pro basketball team that started right here in Mobile six years ago.
"We are just a bunch of guys who love the game of basketball and willing to do anything to win and bring something to our city,” said Anthony Sims Jr., a Port City Tornado player.
"Mobile is typically known for football. Football is very hot here so we are trying to, guys like myself and a couple other guys have been playing basketball for a very long time here so we are trying to teach the younger people in the community that you can make it for basketball here as well,” said Kennedy Winston, a Port City Tornado player.
This team truly plays from the heart and for the love of the game.
"We actually support ourselves. We have games and our owner and our players ourselves we come out of our own pockets and we have to sponsor our own trips where most teams get paid every game and we go to work every day and we play from the soul, play from the heart and we win,” said Quentin Davis, the Port City Tornados assistant general manager and assistant head coach.
He is not lying about winning.
The Tornados just punched their ticket to the final eight for the 5th year in a row, but for them it's about much more than just a trophy.
"The stats were against you not to make it out and be successful but I wanted to lay that groundline and show the kids that you can do it, you can do something positive and bring a smile to the community,” said Winston.
They spread a positive message to the community while representing and winning on the hardwood.
"I would say to them that there is always a second chance. You always have more opportunities. That first one didn't go right so you just got to make it right. Just pray about it and you're second chance is coming just always keep an open mind towards it,” said Sims Jr.
"Whatever it is you want to do just believe in yourself and don't let anyone stop you from doing it,” said Winston.
Here is a link to support the team