After Philadelphia’s NBA All-Stars held it down in their home city and beat an All-Star squad that included LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, Hakim Warrick declared they were the “champs” of the summer league circuit. But I think most people had to take that with a grain of salt. The originators of all of this is Washington, D.C. and their Goodman League team. They beat the Drew League, and everyone else for most of the summer. So it was only fitting that we would get a clash of the titans. Read More »
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Team Philly to Test Summer League Crown Against Kevin Durant and John Wall Events, News, Philly streetball, Playground Pro, nba / Oct 6, 2011 / 11:09 am
Without a doubt, Kevin Durant was the undisputed King of the Summer this offseason. He played everywhere. And we mean everywhere. Indoors. Outdoors. Pro-Ams. Exhibition games. If Springfield was having an open run with an original leather basketball and peach baskets, we’re sure he would have been there too. So for the latest issue of Bounce, there was only one person that made sense for the cover: KD. Read More »
“One day I just started doin’ me. I just started scoring a lot, I guess.”-Michael Beasley, Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot Some people are put on this planet to do one thing. For instance, I think Jaleel White was put on the planet to planet to give nerdy brothers higher self-esteem by playing Steve Urkel; Marv Albert graces the green Earth to scream adverbs and adjectives at you through the T.V. screen and Pamela Anderson, umm, was put here to join PETA in the fight against fur. Michael Beasley, Minnesota’s new leader of the Wolf pack, was simply born to score. A lot.
K1X & Lil Thugs presents:
Got-next artist Lil Thugs from Paris has teamed up with German basketball brand K1X to create an exclusive series of t-shirts featuring four iconic ballplayers that personify the “play hard – don’t embarrass our products” philosophy like Charles Oakley’s elbows. All designs are exclusive to K1X and feature the unique cartoon illustrrations that have cemented Lil‘ Thug’s reputation as the definition of “streetwise”. Read More »
ADIDAS FALL SHOWROOM: FAST IS THE NEW BLACK. Adidas, Apparel, Clothing, Interview, Ncaa, Sneakers, The Latest, nba / Oct 23, 2010 / 1:58 pm
As an LES resident, I take tons of trips through SoHo and the first thing I notice whenever I’m there? The giant billboard with Zoe Saldana, for Calvin Klein. But once my tongue rolls back into my head and my transformation back to Lower East Scribe from the wolf in those Droopy Dog Cartoons finishes, the second thing I peep is the giant Adidas store front. Whenever I look in the window, there’s something different. One week it’s women’s hoops apparel, then it’s distance running, then it’s cross training. The one constant with them is change.
KNOW YOUR HISTORY: NIKE 133rd & 8th Articles, Community, Converse, Events, Hoops Culture, Jordan, Jordan Brand, News, Nike, Sneakers, The Latest, legends, nba / Jul 22, 2010 / 9:58 pm
The world basketball festival (Aug 12-15) is less than a month away. Player appearances, retail pop-up shops and actual on-court action in unprecedented places (Namely Times Square) is on the way, but before all that action attacks Manhattan, the people at Nike, Converse and Brand Jordan wanted to give a everyone a chance to see how all aspects of the game started, how we got here and where the future will take us.
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!
The 2010 NBA Free Agency has certainly surprised me in ways in which I can’t imagine. Fans have been reduced to lowly flunkies, begging their idols with corny pitches to stay in the city of their choice. Owners and GM’s have tried to play the role of puppeteer, but their respective puppets truly have the power this year in their decisions to play in a respective city. The new trend seems to be to opt for Free Agency; I guess $10+ million dollars a year for some is not enough.