TAG: Diamond

Photos by Jocelyn Lam

I debated doing this journal again this summer. Last year, if felt kind of like the Borat section of Bounce. The Fury’s experience as an All-Asian American team in NYC’s Men’s Unlimited leagues hopefully did as much to expose Asian Americans to the beauty and rigors of NYC’s summer streetball as it did to expose streetball to Asian American athletes. Our “Cultural Leanings of Streetball,” if you will, were more like a goodwill tour. But now, our team is hardly a punchline. Read More »

By Trevor Kapp

The only thing hotter than the temperature in NYC yesterday was the X-Men shooting.

The team drilled 17 threes en route to knocking off Diamond, 117-100, for its second consecutive West 4th crown.

The X-Men jumped out early behind the hot hands of Tommie “Gunz” Eddie and Sean Dantlzer, who combined for 20 first-quarter points, and held a 32-13 advantage after the first ten minutes.

By halftime, it was a 26-point game. Diamond never got closer than 13 the rest of the way. Read More »

By Trevor Kapp

Tommie “Gunz” Eddie scored 25 points and Mike Campbell added 18 as the X-Men advanced to their second consecutive West 4th final Saturday afternoon, knocking off Pick & Roll, 95-87.

The X-Men led virtually the entire way and took a five-point lead into intermission.

But Miguel “Miles High” Millien netted all 20 of his points in the third quarter to bring Pick & Roll back. Read More »


DP connects on the game-winning free throw as Mookie looks on.

A player crashed into the fence. Another suffered a cut above his right eye. Two others got into a shoving match. The game between heated rivals Diamond and United Brooklyn at West 4th Street Sunday afternoon more resembled a wrestling match than it did a regular season playground game, but the capacity crowd, end-to-end action and no blood, no foul physicality served to remind everyone why we revere this sport so much.

In a game that even saw Darren “Primal Fear” Phillip barking at the officials, United Brooklyn rallied from 18-down to defeat Diamond, 95-93.

The former Fairfield star dropped 19 points and James “Stixx” Williams added 17 to help propel the guys in blue. Read More »

Bobbito as seen here in this video sporting what he wore to prom in 1987. Read More »