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Taking it upstairs, the X-Men put together a late run, but fell short to Big Apple Basketball at Pro City

United Brooklyn snatched a come-from-behind victory over The Uptowners, overcoming a late double-digit deficit. Meanwhile, the X-Men’s typical balanced attack was no match for Big Apple Basketball’s dynamic backcourt of John Lucas, Jr. (33) and Corey “Homicide” Williams (30), who combined for 63 points. Seven players scored double figures for the X-Men, but a late surge by Big Apple Basketball sealed the victory in the fourth quarter. Keep reading for more images of the action at Pro City on Thursday, June 30th. Read More »

The Biggest International Streetball Competition is in the books and our man Kevin Couliau was there. We should be getting the blow-by-blow from him soon. We heard that The U.S rep – King of Hoops aka Houston Momentum – got to the finals but for the results…come back in a few for our report. Hit this link for view Day 1 results and to view the trailer click Read More »

Sunday’s contest between Bingo’s All-Stars and the Fireball defending champion X-Men at Baruch College was built up as the game of the summer. A report in the New York Post covers the details of the contest but it points to a rumor I heard on the street concerning the Team Nike 5k challenge. The word is that if an NBA pro comes to the Dyckman and wants to participate he will not be allowed to play against them. I might have heard it wrong but if that’s the case, it’s a shame. The essence of summer league playground ball is the NBA Pro vs Street Legend challenge, and if Team Nike is the best New York has to offer on the street level, they should have enough of a crew to meet that challenge. EBC has done it for years that way, and so has the Dyckman tournament.

For example, Ron Artest plays for Maxwell “Bingo” Coles – Team Nike’s coach, regularly. The street wants to see Ron so he suits up, but Will Bynum comes with Corey Homicide to play against Team Nike. I’m hearing that Will wouldn’t be able to play, unless he plays with the Nike team. That’s crazy. I hope this rumor is dead wrong. Read More »

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 Nikebasketball.com.

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I remember looking at last year’s draft board and salivating over Greg Monroe. The Detroit Pistons got a young Lamar Odom with a bit more post game and potentially, more versatile ball handling. I know Coach Naclario is smh right now, but Monroe has the game of a playground pro…one that gets better and more versatile every year. There are about 7 kids like him in the 2011 draft and I know some people at ESPN are looking at me like I just drunk from the drugged punch bowl at the pre-draft party but son, bring your own bottle and yo, see who got game… Read More »

Scheduled for a US release date of July 2, 2011, the new Jordan Quai 54 outdoor performance basketball shoe, (already released in Europe) is out and looks good! The rapper Fabolous has been spotted with a pair already and a few sites have given them frozen flavors status.

Two matchups for the street go down tonight when Team Nike goes up against defending 2010 Dyckman champ TNP and 2010 NYC Inside Streetball Champ Team 914 plays 2009 TOC Champion Sean Bell All-Stars. Both games look like indoor events with thunderstorms predicted for the NYC area. Read More »

Kevin Durant at Drew League in LA The Latest / Jun 20, 2011 / 12:38 pm

Photo: Dime Magazine

Courtesy of Cardell Dudley

After coming home to DC and putting 41 in the books at the Goodman, Kevin Durant took his summer tournament show on the road recently by playing in Cali’s Drew League aka the “California Rucker.” James Harden, who according to a tweet by DimeBounce, also had 51 in his Drew summer league debut. To see a highlight of Durant dunking off a toss of the backboard during a game hit Read More »