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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Dwight “Baddest Man on the Planet” Hardy emerges in the Big East The Latest / Jan 5, 2011 / 11:06 pm
Any kid who carries a nickname like “Baddest Man on the Planet” has to get some notice. While the NYC hype machine can sometimes nickname a player into a mindset that coaches on the college level despise, the Bronx-bred, playground-tested Dwight Hardy (16.6 per game) has taken the park mentality and prospered so far. Young Hardy like a Jedi padawan has been tutored by Obi Wan’s like Kenny Satterfield and Andre Barrett (NBA), and overseas pros like Steve Burtt Jr., Corey “Homicide” Williams, Antawn “Anti-Freeze” Dobie, and Jason J-Hi McLiesh. So hitting Georgetown Monday night with freaky reverse layup game and 3-point prowess for 20 loud points was no thing to him. The 10-3 Redstorm have found a leader, and with the NYC noticing their 3-0 record in Big East play, the return of the SRO crowd at MSG might not be far away. Read More »
Photo: Jon Lopez
The Watson Classic is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and doin’ it in style. Featuring some of the top ballers in NYC, tough unis, and Joe Pope on the MIC, WC is making a case to be mentioned among the top summer leagues in the mecca. Before my game with the Gym Rats on Sunday, I caught some highlights in the match-up between M.O.E. and Posse. Read More »