Ridiculous handle, contortionist dunks, trash talk, Blocks that send the rock into the stands and DJs are not the only form of entertainment on the streets of NYC in the summer. Every announcer has his own swag. Some have jokes, others are great at coming up with nicknames. AG gets the kids involved at halftime for dance contests. Joe Pope has the celebrity check in. Tazz has unlimited energy. Some announcers get the crowd involved or joke on the crowd. Craig banned jean shorts from 119th. Announcers play a major role and, in some cases, can be the X-factor that separates the good from the great. So, who is the best of the best announcers? Read More »
TAG: DJ Bobbito Garcia
Who Was 2009’s Best Announcer? AND 1, Best of Playground, NYC blacktop stars, kingdome, tri-state classic / Oct 9, 2009 / 6:29 pm
Checking in with the renaissance man, Bobbito Garcia The Latest / Nov 18, 2008 / 4:00 pm
(photo courtesy of Stanley Lumax)
Bouncemag’s own Bobbito Garcia – a.k.a. Kool Bob Love – took a 20-second T.O. in order to field some questions for my burgeoning basketball blog. If you thought the world was separated by six degrees, Bob cuts that in half. His basketball, music and entertainment resume nearly choked the seemingly endless capacity out of my Gmail.
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photo: At the 14th Street Y. Left to right: Yuta, Old Man Johnnie, Me, Bobbito and Sean Kennedy.
Everyone knows that New York City is the mecca of basketball. The history and tradition speaks for itself: The Garden, the Knicks, Rucker Park, Kenny Anderson, Stephon Marbury, Pearl Washington, Joe Hammond, the Red Storm – the list is endless. If you golf, you dream of teeing up on Pebble Beach. If you ball, you dream of playing in NYC.
I got my chance last week as I ditched rainy Vancouver for a little vacation to the 212. In between visiting family and sightseeing, I was able to meet up with Bobbito, who kindly invited me for a Monday afternoon run inside the 14th Street Y in Manhattan. It might not have been Rucker, West 4th or the Garden (Coney Island version), but considering the cold fall weather and the fact I am terribly out of shape – this will do. Read More »
Numb Encore – What the H*&% are u waiting for… Bounce Edition 18 is here The Latest / Nov 13, 2008 / 2:56 pm
CEO DJ Bobbito “Cucumber Slice” Garcia is coming soon to give the official breakdown on the new winter issue so think of this entry as the underground act before the headliner hits the roof tops. In issue 17’s Street Dogma piece – Man vs Zone, I walked into 145th Street and Lenox Avenue’s Colonel Young Park numb on the fact that the zone defense is being targeted for elimination by some of the tournaments here in New York City. In issue 18, the argument for the zone (Man vs Zone II) hits the pages with some real interesting things said about Bone Collector. Check the latest edition and see what was said. In the meantime, our Editor at Large – Jesse “Fadeaway” Washington’s favorite rapper, Jay Z, is featured on Linkin Park’s “Numb” remix as we wait for your favorite DJ to place the wax down and list the next episode of Bounce…from the playground.