In these past two years, the New York City Basketball community have lost some great individuals. We loved each one of them as if they was our own family. This past week we lost Brooklyn’s Sid Jones, founder of the playground and streeetball basketball program United Brooklyn. Everyone I have spoken with said the same thing, “I just seen Sid the other day. Nothing looked wrong him.” Sid was more than a Basketball coach. Sid was a Mentor to many of the Basketball players in New York City including “Mookie” Thomas. Mookie wrote this piece not only for Sid Jones but for every person who played a significant role in the New York City Basketball community. Read it and comment it!
In case you haven’t been able to get through the gates, haven’t got there early enough or haven’t been following me on twitter (@LowerEastScribe), here’s a look at some of Team NIKE’s ill-action in the Heights
The summer is here and so is the drama. The rumors circulating the streets about Team NIKE have been more talked about in NYC, than Anthony Weiner and #Twittergate. But there are no mistakes happening here with this squad, just passion for the game and, to the surprise of many, team unity. Each week, I’ll be bringing you game recaps of how the Boys in Black do at Dyckman and posting the videos here from Nikebasketball.com.
Spring is the most wonderful time of the year for true hoop heads. The top high school players and teams are wrapping up their seasons with State titles. College teams are making March go mad, as players prove one last time why they’re worth that NBA money or seniors shed tears, knowing that their careers are coming to a close. The NBA playoffs are around the corner and the weather starts to clear up enough to for pick-up games outdoors. But NYC residents also know that spring means the summa time’s cooking up and the players that rep our city-game are waiting to test their mettle on sacred city streets, once again. With that in mind, I decided to catch up with one of the city’s torch best ballers; Corey Williams a.k.a. Homicide
I gotta Facebook from Yatta Gaines last week that said, “Man it’s snowing crazy up here!” Didn’t understand what it meant at first but Yatta got picked up by the Wolves last week. Our ongoing Bounce poll on Yatta’s fate is now headed in the right direction with our readers saying that he will have a five year NBA career. Read More »
In the roll of the streetball book of praise, John Strickland’s name will always remain. The 38-year-old passed away this week and the NYC streetball community’s rush of grief is openly displayed on facebook and other various websites, flooded with photos, video and praise for the player who revolutionized post play in the street, finishing with either hand at will on all comers.
Jay-Z immortalized Strick on his song PSA, an embodiment of Strickland’s personality as the well-loved “Crown Prince of the Finish” with the line “My homey Strick told me, ‘Dude finish your breakfast…”Read More »
After several hours of intense game play on one of the most iconic locations on earth – Alcatraz Island located in San Francisco Bay – Los Angeles’ Isaiah “Clutch” Bowman lived up to his nickname and beat Phoenix’s Gary Smith with a clutch shot breaking the 6-6 tie with two seconds remaining on the clock to claim the crown as Red Bull King of the Rock. The bucket meant 10K for Bowman, one of the highest individual payouts for a 1-on-1 contest in recent memory. Read More »