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 »
A tribute to FreeStyle Nation starting with the Black Widow in game mode, before the video game craze, and then it goes from Harlem to Russia and beyond. Let’s chop it up, who’s the world’s best in game mode and in freestyle performance mode (FPM)? Read More »
Ron Artest, aka Apocolypto, guards up at the Watson Classic
This weekend at the Watson Classic streetball fans were in for a treat. After a game between two defeated teams, where both put forth a strong effort to get that first dub, there was a Ron Artest sighting in the park. Sean Bell’s All-Stars head coach, Lil’ Rah (better known as The Black Bobby Knight, as Joe Pope puts it) made a grand entrance with lots of “Action” as Watson faithful know it. Read More »
Last week I had the pleasure of checking out a Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) game between Ponce and San German. It was an important game for seeding as playoffs were approaching fast. The game was so good I had to share what I experienced with you.
Rodney White, picked 9th overall in the 2001 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons (ahead of Joe Johnson, Richard Jefferson, Gerald Wallace, Tony Parker and Gilbert Arenas among others) led the Ponce Leones in what was a slugfest of basketball with playoff implications. Read More »
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 »
Bobbito A.K.A. Kool Bob Love will be spinning for the Jordan Brand 23/25 Experience in Dallas this All-Star weekend! Bobbito will be spinning from 7PM-10PM on February 13, 2010. If you’re in the vicinity show some love and attend! Check the post for more information. Read More »
Man, it happened…we got Bounce 23 off!! It was a lot of blood, sweat, and tears on this, but I’m personally feeling like Kobe after winning a chip with Shaq (understand what I’m saying)…Legendary Rucker Coach Antonio “Mousey” Carela rocks the cover and talks about his interaction with Fat Joe, Puffy and the NBA stars he recruited to play uptown…”Street Dogma” explores the American National Dunking Ban caused by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and my pops Jim Couch, back in ‘67…our “How We Do “column features one of Philly’s finest – Mike Keyes – who demonstrates the KOBE TURNTABLE…get into it! The new comic strip – GAME FACES – tells the story of a young player on his quest to build his basketball FOCUS under pressure, a combo of metaphysical western urbanism with eastern morals and values. As the ball leaves his hands and rotates through the air the forces of the playground go into action… Read More »
The All Barbers League is having their 3rd Annual Basketball Fundraiser on December 20, 2009 from 12PM-7PM. Bobbito was given the honor to host the event with DJ Blazita on the ones and twos. All children have the opportunity to receive free haircuts. I REPEAT FREE HAIRCUTS FOR ALL CHILDREN! The event will take place at Baruch College. For more information please click the READ MORE link to see the event flyer.