TAG: Gilbert Arenas

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Let’s be real. How many people, other than us true connoisseurs, were really up on Joe Dumars while he was killing it at McNesse State? Or John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone or Dennis Rodman during their college days? Or how about guys like Wes Matthews when he was at Marquette, Carlos Arroyo and Raja Bell at Florida International, Bruce Bowen at Cal State Fullerton, Udonis Haslem at Florida, Ben Wallace at Virginia Union, Michael Redd at Ohio State or Gilbert Arenas at Arizona?

In today’s Deep Cover Chronicles, we’ll take a quick peek at some of the young fellas who are leaving bodies in their wake, despite some minimal coverage by the national media. But in the days and weeks ahead, with the glare of the conference races heating up and the impending glare of March Madness, they’ll get an opportunity to show the world their superfluous stylistics.

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DMV Spotlight: Boo Jackson The Latest / Dec 14, 2010 / 5:19 pm

Verbals: Cardell Dudley

D.M.V- ON THE VERGE

Whats going on world? Cardell “since 9 years old” Dudley is back to bring talented players from my hometown the D.M.V (DC,MD,VA) to the forefront. Players you should keep an eye out for, players who put in work on the big stages of college,the pros and ESPECIALLY the playground. Players ON THE VERGE of becoming a household name.

First up is Christian “Boo” Jackson, a junior forward for Emporia State University after playing for Manhattan and Bowie State respectively. Standing 6-5 and weighing in at 230 lbs, Boo is a good mix of power an finesse. Ask his opponents, it’s hell checking this dude. Try to put a bigger player on him, he kills you from the outside on the dribble drive. Try to put a smaller player on him who is quick enough to stay with him, he will PUNISH him in the post. Better yet, ask the reigning NBA scoring champ Kevin Durant how hard it is to stop Boo – he gave Durant squad 40 in 2009 Goodman league playoff Read More »

As we transition into one of the most highly anticipated seasons in recent memory, my mind has been shifting into overdrive, thinking about some of the more memorable moments in my hoops-loving life. For those of us who are similarly afflicted, I need not explain to ecstatic rush of emotion and joy that overwhelms us as we witness these brilliant episodes of b-ball transcendence.

Caught up in the moment, you realize that not only are you watching a once-in-a-lifetime display, but you value the fact that these experiences will escort you through life, in the same way that birthdays, first kisses, senior proms, graduations and anniversary’s do. Read More »

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As we transition into one of the most highly anticipated seasons in recent memory, my mind has been shifting into overdrive, thinking about some of the more memorable moments in my hoops-loving life. For those of us who are similarly afflicted, I need not explain to ecstatic rush of emotion and joy that overwhelms us as we witness these brilliant episodes of b-ball transcendence.

Caught up in the moment, you realize that not only are you watching a once-in-a-lifetime display, but you value the fact that these experiences will escort you through life, in the same way that birthdays, first kisses, senior proms, graduations and anniversary’s do.

It’s like the first time you heard Sucker MC’s, Eric B is President, Dougie and Slick Rick’s The Show or Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s They Reminisce , in that you knew that your life was irrevocably altered from that moment on. Read More »

As we transition into one of the most highly anticipated seasons in recent memory, my mind has been shifting into overdrive, thinking about some of the more memorable moments in my hoops-loving life. For those of us who are similarly afflicted, I need not explain to ecstatic rush of emotion and joy that overwhelms us as we witness these brilliant episodes of b-ball transcendence.

Caught up in the moment, you realize that not only are you watching a once-in-a-lifetime display, but you value the fact these experiences will escort you through life, in the same way that birthdays, first kisses, senior proms, graduations and anniversary’s do. It’s like the first time you heard Sucker MC’s, Eric B is President, Dougie and Slick Rick’s The Show or Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s They Reminisce , in that you knew that your life was irrevocably altered from that moment on.

Catch me in the midst of one of these magical events, like Jordan’s 63, Bernard King’s Christmas gift, Mo Cheeks running a team, Phi Slamma Jamma, a young Penny Hardaway on the come-up, the Fab Five or Lebron’s 48-Special and, if you didn’t know me, you’d swear that I’d just escaped from Bellevue, in serious need of meds and some padded walls.

In today’s installment of Machine Gun Funk, we take it back to the spring of 1988, when Dominique Wilkins and Larry Bird put on a show that will forever stand the test of time. Read More »

The Semi-Automatic: Jay Williams The Latest / Nov 17, 2009 / 11:36 am

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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, not too long ago, Jay Williams took the college game by the throat with some fierce offensive weaponry. Read More »

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New York isn't the only place for quality streetball. Go to Barry Farms in Washington D.C. and check out the Nike GOODMAN LEAGUE, which has featured NBA stars Kevin Durant, Gilbert Arenas and Micheal Beasley. You can bet your bottom dollar I'm going to find a way to cover this tournament for Bouncemag.com next summer for the simple fact that this needs to be seen. Maybe Nike should make T.O.C. national because it does have leagues in cities like Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles, New York etc. Lets see who is the king of USA in the Mecca of Streetball NYC. If I'm the only one thinking like this, it would be a real shame.


Gil Arenas – Body Snatcher

How does a player make another fall? What makes a body snatcher? While quickness and speed are always cited, it’s the sudden stop and start below the rim that creates mastery over another man’s body. Above the rim body snatching is straight power, rim rushes that carry men underneath the bucket where heads and fingers get exposed. Call it full attack mode.

The players listed below are official threats to the body, all possessing a combination of speed, quickness and strength that makes any reach, slow feet, or attempted shot block hazardous. And, with NBA All-Star weekend approaching I decided to have a little fun and post my official NBA playground body snatch list. One rule: The players on the list played outdoors in New York.

1. Rafer Alston – On the principality of his legend he goes here, but his past few EBC performances were straight “NBA hard currency,” much to the dislike of the street ministry which wanted the young Rafer who skipped through his opponents. However,
Alston is forever an official anklebreaker with solo whiplash status. Read More »