Jordan kicks off the new fashion year with an introduction all gear and sneakers heads will fiend for. The coordination is tight and the color schemes are relevant. The New Melo 7’s are creamy and the Air Jordan 1 Anodized that follow are serious. As always, September into December is the time when gear is on the minds of the young baller, and the new styles display a strong boot, hoodie and the bubble jacket game that has Jordan Brand looking real strong off and on the court. Read More »
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First Look: Jordan Brand’s On and Off the court performance is whet Apparel, Clothing, Hoops Culture, Jordan, Jordan Brand, Sneakers, hip hop culture / Sep 8, 2010 / 2:07 pm
Niki Avery: Why Do Playground? Best of Playground, Playground Pro, hip hop culture, mixtape highlights / Sep 7, 2010 / 2:56 pm
Harlem’s Niki Avery: Baller and Rapper.
Bounce 25 includes a new front of book column called Why do Playground? The segment features players who love to watch the summer playground game and take moves back to their winter leagues to get buckets. Niki played on the Greek National Team and is known as one of the top female guards on the New York City circuit. Niki also has MC skills and one of her dreams is to perform as a rapper and then play a game as a baller on the pro level. One day…
Come tomorrow morning, Lincoln Playground (135th and 5th Ave) in Harlem will be the epicenter of street basketball when the Red Bull 2on2 Revolution Tour hits New York City. 32 teams will battle it out for $2,000, Skullcandy headphones, Kicker iPod stereos, coverage on dimemag.com and bouncemag.com and the bragging rights that come with running the table in the NYC tournament.
Games start tomorrow at 10 a.m., with DJ Chino, DJ Boogie Blind and DJ Clue spinning throughout the day. The tournament field is filling out with teams headlined by NYC legends like Bobbito Garcia and Kenny Satterfield gunning for the cash prize.
We’re Playing Rajon Rondo Rules: Play to Win $2,000! Best of Playground, Events, News, Playground Pro, Streetball Tour, The Latest, hip hop culture, nba / Jul 15, 2010 / 10:31 am
Two weeks ago, Rajon Rondo came to New York City and showed up at court in Harlem to spread the word about this summer’s Red Bull 2on2 Revolution. And as you can see below, the scoring system works perfectly for his game. So if you’re looking to win $2,000 this summer, make sure you and your teammate signup in a city near you. There are still a few spots left for the first three stops: Boston (7/17), New York City (7/24) and Philadelphia (7/31). Don’t sleep!
Red Bull 2on2 Revolution Tour: Play to win $2,000! Best of Playground, Events, Philly streetball, Playground Pro, Streetball Tour, The Latest, hip hop culture / Jul 9, 2010 / 4:38 pm
The way 2-on-2 basketball is played is about to get flipped - and it could earn you $2,000. This summer, the Red Bull 2on2 Revolution is going to be taking over a city near you, and if you and a teammate have what it takes, you can walk away with the title and the cash.
Here’s how it’s going to go down: For five (almost) consecutive weekends starting in mid-July, the Red Bull team will be taking over iconic playgrounds in major East Coast cities with all-day 2-on-2 basketball tournaments. 32 teams will battle it out in each city in a single-elimination format, with the winning squad taking home the cash and other prizes. The twist? Read More »
Converse Band of Ballers: An Open Gym For Jim Jones and Cam’ron Converse, Events, The Latest, hip hop culture / May 8, 2010 / 12:27 pm
Converse held a number of events in Atlanta last weekend in conjunction with their annual Band of Ballers 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
The highlight of many surprises took place when Jim Jones and Cam’ron reunited on the court. Cam’ suited with the Jones Family basketball team which swept the tournament for the second straight year. Jermaine Dupri’s team, So So Def fell to the Jones Family early in the tournament.
Other highlights from the weekend included a trip to the Georgia Tech Campus Rec Center which plays host to one of many Converse Open Gym programs. Converse Open Gym provides youth with exceptional facilities to learn and play organized basketball at no cost. Sessions are held in Atlanta, Philly, and Chicago and available to kids aged 12-18.
We were also treated to a detailed viewing of the Converse Lifestyle line for Fall, 2010 which included an embargo on photography and the two OG colorways of the ‘Grandmama’ Larry Johnson Aero Jets.
A party at Dallas Austin’s house to watch Mayweather smoke Mosley capped off the amazing weekend.
Great thanks to Kathleen at TeamWorks Media for extending the invitation and privilege to attend the events. Hope to do it again next year, in Chicago.
Peep the photos (via PrimePhocus Photography) and video recap… Read More »
2010 MARCH MADNESS SNEAKERS Articles, Clothing, Hoops Culture, Ncaa, Nike, Sneakers, The Latest, feature, hip hop culture / Mar 9, 2010 / 1:00 am
March Madness is a special event for sneakerheads since future stars will be remembered for their play and footwear. If you don’t believe me, try getting the image of Nike Air Flight Huaraches and Nike Air Force Max B’s out of your mind when you think of the Fab 5. It’s 2010 and the sneakers of choice on the college courts are the Nike Hyperdunk/Hyperize/Hypermax. What sneaker in your opinion will be engrained in your memory when you think of 2010 NCAA Basketball?
Q+A with Audley Stephenson, co-founder of The NBA Breakdown Highlights, Hoops Culture, Interview, hip hop culture, nba / Feb 21, 2010 / 10:43 pm
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.