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On August 20th, a coast-to-coast all-star game featuring the best of LA’s Drew League versus D.C.’s Goodman will be played at Georgetown University. That could bring LA’s James Harden, Brandon Jennings, DeMar DeRozen, and 2011 2nd rounder Jeremy Tyler to D.C. to play against Kevin Durant, Sponge Bob and the rest.

Although there are highlights of Durant at Drew and now Brandon at Goodman, they both would rep their home tourney in any all-star classic. Check Brandon’s quick pull up game and straight chaser to the rim on the Marsreel highlight and come back for more details on the August game.

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!

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The DMV’s Cardell “Since 9 years old” Dudley hit me on facebook with this highlight of John Wall going up against former NC State great Julius Hodge (former NBA 1st round pick). Hodge has always been a big time summer performer and one never to back down from a challenge and I still wonder why he isn’t in the league. There’s a lot of dunking going on by Hodge and some strong handle-and-go by Wall. The tournament is featured in the upcoming Bounce # 27 Edition.

2011 Converse Band of Ballers The Latest / Jul 13, 2011 / 12:25 pm

DJ D-Nice with the “Golden Speaker Trophy.” Photo: Sean Couch

It was gully hot in NYC and the line up was strong. Jim Jones – Harlem’s finest along with Shammgod, Bobbito – razor sharp on the hosting tip, Adrian “A-Butta” Walton – focused, Corey Homicide – fully loaded, Black Jack Ryan – deadly, a new and improved Ryan “Special EFX” Williams, and Young Money/Cash Money Brother Lil Twist were all in the gym. Producer-Artist Chiddy Bang was in the cut, Matt Johnson and his tight-shorted girlfriend, Kim Schiano repped for Team Brooklyn, and Wiz Khalifa was geared down.

All the elements of hip-hop were present at the Converse Band of Ballers Event held at LaSalle High School Monday (scheduled to Air on MTV2 in mid-August) afternoon. “Hip-Hop was built on the competitive spirit of basketball,” Jones said as he was interviewed with his team, “the aggressive nature of the game is what comes out in rap and…to be honest, I don’t see any team here that is ready for what we’re bringing.” Read More »

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

TEAM NIKE WEBISODES 2 & 3 The Latest / Jul 8, 2011 / 4:48 pm

The buzz is building behind Team NIKE at Dyckman park. The park is packed every time Team NIKE plays and with good reason. With 10 of the best NYC has to offer on the same team, where else would you want to be?

We showed you episode 1 of the Team NIKE series, now check out the latest scenes from the Boys in Black. Check episode 3 after the jump.

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Ray Allen feels the energy at Quai 54

Under the Eiffel Tower, in front of the International Streetball Community they run, Celtic Ray Allen and Fabolous were celebrity duns, Jordans, everywhere for the eye to see, the emcee on the plug-one, and at the end France won. Mike Reckford from King of Hoops Atlanta shares his experience with Bounce on his journey to France and speaks frankly about his second consecutive loss to the French at the event.

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