It took a minute, but Bounce #27 is here! Again, Ali “Prime” Danois knocks out a feature on our cover subject – Jimmer Fredette – that gives playground ball and streetball common ground. I hope you know the difference…Tobias Harris, the hoodburbian from Long Island, is all-business, all the time, and his tournament ball dedication while young is now reflected in his status as one of the top 20 new professional players in the world…Street Dogma covers Chicago’s Sonny Parker, who works hard to keep kids in the gym and off the mean streets. EBC’s Greg Marius provides a dedicated moment to one of New York City’s greatest modern day streetball players – John “The Franchise” Strickland – and we crush a whole lot with a cool story about the rise of one of the most underrated producers in modern music history – Mike Bivens – who stole entire backboards and poles to play ball back in the day. Enjoy!
TAG: Harlem Globetrotters
Peace, Love and respect to Dame Dash – when everybody kicks you when your down, only LOVE and true friends come calling. You got friends and even when it was dark back in the day, there’s light…
I was watching the Globetrotters at the ESPN/Disney Wide World of Sports Complex and saw the aerodynamics of 6-9 Hammer Harrison from Hampton, VA via Brooklyn, 6-8 Thunder Petaway from Georgia with the 42-inch vertical leap, Airport Greenup from Baton Rouge, LA and Illynoise’s 6-5 Hi-Rise Brown, the brother of 3-time NBA Champion Randy Brown of the Chicago Bulls to go along with the between half-court and the 3-point line shooting (named: 4-point shot) of Special K, Dizzy Grant, Ant Atkinson, and Slick Willie Shaw. Man, its time for AND 1 to go at the Globetrotters, big arena with Dame “Good Bling” Dash as the promoter. Read More »
Da Move, the biggest basketball freestyle show in Italy, is out now with a brand new Showreel, with new features, exploring some new freestyle worlds. Read More »
Parental Advisory – Explicit Lyrics
Out now!! “This is Da Move,” the brand new DVD contains 45 minutes of pure freestyle passion from jams all around Europe. The biggest basketball freestyle show has footage from Italy and beyond, more than 250 shows with backstage, road, and art images, to go along with the after-party scene and freestyle camp lessons.
Established in 2000 in the Milan suburbs, “Da Move” has represented in all the biggest Tournaments around Italy and Europe. Read More »
Kenny “The Blenda” Rodriguez and the Harlem Globetrotters have been invited to the biggest TV show in France : Le Grand Journal on Canal + channel. After a small introduction of the crew and some questions, the fellas from the Globetrotters have shown their skills in front of millions of French viewers. As usual, a journalist asked “is it hard to spin the ball on a finger ?”, Kenny Rodriguez answered practicing the trick on the interviewers fingers.
Episode: Bouncin’ All Over the World
When I was younger, I loved dribbling on the streets of Upper Manhattan making
moves on approaching women with shopping carts, spinning on the kid skateboarding,
and going behind my back on two kids walking together and splitting them with a low
place dribble. Reckless you say? I was inspired by the “Harlem Globetrotters” cartoon (1970) – the first time African-Americans were featured in a cartoon. Read More »
Malinda Steele and her daughter Autumn holding up priceless family album photos.
Back in December, I received an email from my childhood next door neighbor Malinda Steele that read, “Bob, I just watched your youtube basketball highlights . . . did you know that my uncle was one of the original Harlem Globetrotters?” Huh?!!!
Malinda and I grew up together on 120 West 97th St. in Manhattan. My family lived in #13I, her and her moms lived in #13J. She quite possibly was the first friend I ever had, dating back to 1970 when we were four years of age. We both appeared in the intro of an early Sesame Street TV episode, both had parents who loved the piano, but almost 40 years later I’m finding out both of our families shared a love for basketball? I was intrigued and invited her to stop by my crib while she was in town with her daughter Autumn visiting her moms for holidays.
“My uncle Bob Dowery ran with the Globetrotter for years,” Malinda shared with me while paging through a decades-old photo album, “and my grandfather ‘Horse’ Steele was a teammate of ‘Pop’ Gates!” Read More »
Freestyle basketball: a total degeneration of ball handling in an explosive mix of creativity and hard work. Right here in the Belpaese we got Da Move, the best basketball Freestyle Show around here. Established in 2000 in the Milan suburbs, Da Move made the show in all the biggest Tournaments around Italy and Europe. Lorenzo “Aig Scream” Pinciroli and Fabio “K-Lean” Mastromatteo are the co-founders of the crew, who’s rallied freestylers, dunkers and streetballers, all “ball addicted”, to set up the show. Read More »