In the recent issue of Dime Magazine, the All-Star edition with rookie sensation and next level human highlight film Blake Griffin on the cover, you’ll find what came to fruition after my sit down with Penny Hardaway. Below, you’ll find some lost footage from our interview, some jewels that, due to space constraints, did not make the pages of Dime. Read More »
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Tonight, The Celtics and Knicks will play their first meaningful game in quite some time. Back in the day, when the incomparable Larry Bird and Bernard King were battling, the divisional rivalry was tangible.
In addition to Boston and New York being two of the three remaining original 11 NBA franchises (the Warriors are the other), the teams have had 12 postseason battles, with each walking away with six series victories. Read More »
Robert Randolph and the Family Band are helping the Knicks “Get There” on MSG The Latest / Oct 29, 2010 / 1:02 pm
Rolling Stone named Robert Randolph one of the 100 greatest guitar players of all-time. His genius on the pedal steel guitar is something to behold and if you’ve been watching the NY Knicks on the MSG television network over the past year, you’ve already been sprinkled by the musical magic the team is incorporating into the fan experience, thanks to the incredible classic funk, R&B and rock talents of Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
Robert and I have something in common in that we’re both passionate, diehard Knicks fans. The serendipitous laws of the Spike Lee universe brought us together for a recent conversation, some of which is shared with you below. Read More »
K1X & Lil Thugs presents:
Got-next artist Lil Thugs from Paris has teamed up with German basketball brand K1X to create an exclusive series of t-shirts featuring four iconic ballplayers that personify the “play hard – don’t embarrass our products” philosophy like Charles Oakley’s elbows. All designs are exclusive to K1X and feature the unique cartoon illustrrations that have cemented Lil‘ Thug’s reputation as the definition of “streetwise”. Read More »
The Dish aka The Assist. It’s my favorite part of the game because it’s the most philanthropic. While most casual observers appreciate the dudes that can get buckets, my informal education as a New York City playground point guard stipulated that I acknowledge, comprehend and cherish the brilliance of the pass that led to the basket, as well as players with an innate ability to make others better.
And few players running the point will ever, in my eyes, match the understated brilliance of Maurice Edward Cheeks. Read More »
Basketball, broken down to its simplest compound, is about scoring more buckets than the team you’re playing against. The Semi-Automatic refers to players who leave bodies in their wake with their innate ability to get buckets. And once upon a time, in the not so distant past, New York City and Madison Square Garden were routinely treated to the genius of one such weapon named Allan Houston. Read More »
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Watching the slam dunk festivities this weekend had me reminiscing on, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest in-game slams I’ve ever seen. So I decided to bring this one back, on the re-mix tip, with some added highlight videos for your viewing pleasure.
He personified the New York Knickerbockers in the early ’90s – fearless, blue collar, hungry, relentless and very good, yet a few inches short of great. Still cherised and appreciated, his deficiencies were accepted. There was never any doubt that he played with every ounce of blood and nerve sinew, as if each time on the court could be his last. What can you say about a man that turned his life around and always tried his best? You give him respect! Read More »
The Playground Gave Us The Worm – The Holiday Archives Edition The Latest / Nov 25, 2008 / 11:55 am
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During this holiday season, I’ll be dipping into the archives to offer up some updated goodies in the form of some of the most delectable “The Playground Gave Us…” joints from ‘08.
The Playground isn’t the problem. It’s the solution. That’s the Bounce motto.
Yet another concrete example that supports our mission is that of The Worm – The Greatest Defensive and Rebounding Forward Ever! The Worm could alter a game without ever taking a shot.
Dennis Rodman’s game was birthed and nourished by the project playgrounds in Dallas, Texas. Money didn’t play in high school, though his sisters were nice – college All-Americans to be exact. He wasn’t even 6-feet tall when he graduated. Read More »