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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

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Will Bynum photo from ATR

ATR (Above The Rim) athlete Will Bynum has got bounce, bunnies and springs. But we already know that:

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Pepperdine’s Keion Bell jumped over 7 people during his school’s Midnight Madness Session last month to set a dunk record for most people jumped over, but this video from Italy could be the breaking of that record. The rim looks official height, the ball used looks official. Judge for yourself….

From Mateo “Street360″

The Italian Streetball movement has many tournaments especially during the summer season, and one of the most famous is the Summer Coffee League in the north where the AMICI DEL CAMPETTO close to Milan organize a great Tour to Tuscany’s greatest league.

While that is going on, close to Bologna, where old school NBA player Sugar Ray Richardson played some seasons ago, there is The Schiocchi Ballers Meeting of Modena, a great 3 on 3 streetball tournament. The above highlight is from the Slam Dunk Contest. Watch the possible record-breaking ending! Read More »

Balkman scoring a layup for the Puerto Rican team at the Rucker

The next issue of Bounce Mag currently being chopped and screwed will feature our take on the NYC Nike Tournament of Champions and the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game in Venice Beach. But with the first ever World Basketball Festival making its home here in the city, we had to be heavy in the streets that weekend to cover it will definitely be highlighted with pics, players and the overall unprecedented level of illness that took over the NYC hoops scene for a little over four days. Like any other great production, some things just didn’t quite make it to the finished product and ended up here on the site like the extra credits portion of your favorite DVD.

I got the chance to kick it with Renaldo Balkman at the WBF where we spoke about his heritage, his adjustment to ballin’ with his Boricua brethren and other goodies like that.


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Photo by Rafael Roy

The 2010 Nike Tournament of Champions was about one thing – Namesake. I had a convo with Corey “Homicide” Williams a few weeks before the game and he told me two important things about the city game. “It takes a long time to build a name but only a second to lose it,” Homicide said. Makes sense.

Watching a player kill summer after summer only adds to their legacy. It’s why players like the newly retired John “Franchise” Strickland, the master of post finishing for several years in New York City, are so revered in playground basketball – he owned the game in his prime and now in its 4th year, the Nike T.O.C. can bite that rep and now be called “The Franchise” of NYC tournament ball. Read More »

Stanley Lumax from Converse got me hip to their new campaign with Shammgod. Shammgod recalls his childhood basketball regimen and “shaking his own shadow.”

The NBA Breakdown is a fun, informative, interactive, entertaining, high energy call-in basketball talk show, which features interviews with top quality athletes, entertainers and celebrities.

It’s hosted by Dave Mendonca and Audley Stephenson and based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada.

The live program airs Sundays @9pm EST at this link. Read More »