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My boy Eric Berman got compared to former Cavs reserve Sasha Pavlovic. Photo: halftimeadjustments.files.wordpress.com.

I was chillin’ with NYC native and fellow UNC student Eric Berman last week, and we started talking about what we missed about playground ball in the city.

One of the first things we came up with was the ridiculousness of the comparisons you get when playing on the blacktop.

Eric, who is about 6 feet, 190 pounds, said he generally gets likened to Jason Kidd and Jason Williams, though he will never forget the day someone compared him to Sasha Pavlovic. Read More »

HEEEEEEEEE’s BAAAAAAACK The Latest / Oct 28, 2009 / 1:32 pm

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Toward the end of the summer, I hit up my man Miles Rawls, the commissioner of DC’s renowned George Goodman League. We talked about the summer highlights from Barry Farms, the seasoned vets and young boys on the come up, the standout performances, etc.

When I asked him if he’d been in touch with Agent Zero, who has come down to the Goodman League on the regular since arriving from Golden State, and is a crowd favorite due to his down to earth demeanor and strong playground love, Miles’ voice jumped an octave. Read More »

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“It was all a dream…”, B.I.G.’s opening lyrics to Juicy

It’s no mere coincidence that as we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream, along with the historic Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama and the dream that he represents, that this offering in “The Playground Gave Us…” pantheon focuses on b-ball’s “Dream”. Read More »