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There were a lot of great dunks from Midnight Madness this year, but probably none better than Wagner’s Josh Thompson dunking over his mom. The 6-5 junior knew he had to bring it to win the contest – especially with Darryl Dawkins as one of the judges – and did just that with this dunk. Read More »

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

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Minnesota Timberwolves' Michael Beasley (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

“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.

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Photo by Rafael Roy

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.

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Hectic was the only word that could crack the too cool for school (or at least three more years of it), demeanor on John Wall’s face and sum up the last two years of his life. Going from a buried in the tar heel state prep star, to a top HS recruit who led the resurgence of a college hoops haven, a media sensation and a soon to be overall no. 1 pick in tomorrow’s NBA Draft, hectic might be the only way to describe a two-year span like that. Read More »

Hoop Visuals High School, Jordan Brand, Ncaa / Apr 23, 2010 / 12:47 am

Jumpin’ it up at the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden

As I post this, I just witnessed the youngest team in the NBA defeat the defending champion Lakers in game 3 and I can’t help but think that many of the guys who participated in the JBC last Saturday will find themselves in a similar situation soon. By now, you’ve probably heard plenty about the game last weekend, so I’d just like to take you on a visual tour with some pics I was fortunate enough to capture. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the game and on the visuals and I hope you enjoy them. Read More »

Hoop Visuals Jordan Brand, Ncaa, The Latest / Apr 18, 2010 / 1:01 pm

Harrison Barnes finishes with authority

By now you’ve probably heard about a little game that was played at The Garden this weekend called the Jordan Brand Classic. If you haven’t, check out the recap by The Lower East Scribe – it’s thorough. Those who were able to see the game were given a glimpse into the future of basketball. With the spring season here in full swing and Bobbito’s Anytime, Anyday workouts happenin’ I can almost smell summer 2010. So to help get us focused on the upcoming hoops that will be taking place in NYC this summer, I’d like to share some images of the past year with you. Since the JBC is fresh on everyone’s minds, let’s start there. In upcoming posts I will be your visual tour guide for what was a great summer in ‘09. Read More »

Harvard’s Jeremy Lin, photo by Ren Hsieh

When I asked Ali if I could write up Harvard’s Jeremy Lin as one of his aptly coined Deep Cover Chronicles, he blessed me with the banner with one exception, that I come correct and post “no Dave Corzine stuff.”  I’m not gonna lie, I had to look up who Corzine was and for a second, I thought he was talking about the 54th Governor of New Jersey.  But alas, Ali, I understand. No, Corzines here, Dave, John or otherwise.

So indeed, this post started as a long overdue shout out to Lin, the best chance any PG of Asian descent has ever had of making it to the NBA–the venerable Wat Misaka notwithstanding from the pre-NBA, Basketball Association of America draft, the New York Knicks no. 1 pick in 1937.

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