The buzz is building behind Team NIKE at Dyckman park. The park is packed every time Team NIKE plays and with good reason. With 10 of the best NYC has to offer on the same team, where else would you want to be?
We showed you episode 1 of the Team NIKE series, now check out the latest scenes from the Boys in Black. Check episode 3 after the jump.
The 2010 Nike Tournament of Champions was about one thing – Namesake. I had a convo with Corey “Homicide” Williams a few weeks before the game and he told me two important things about the city game. “It takes a long time to build a name but only a second to lose it,”Homicide said. Makes sense.
Watching a player kill summer after summer only adds to their legacy. It’s why players like the newly retired John “Franchise” Strickland, the master of post finishing for several years in New York City, are so revered in playground basketball – he owned the game in his prime and now in its 4th year, the Nike T.O.C. can bite that rep and now be called “The Franchise” of NYC tournament ball.
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Sebastian Telfair takes pics with some fans during another capacity crowd at Dyckman on a Friday night
The stars have been showing up at Dyckman this summer. Friday Night Lights are on and poppin’ up there with matchups that’ll keep you’re eyes glued to the action. Corey Fisher vs 2 Hard 2 Guard. Sebastian Telfair vs Edgar Sosa. Problem vs Steve Burtt, Jr. Anti-Freeze vs Keydren Clarke. And on and on and on and on. As Kenny Stevens proclaims, “Where else would you wanna be?” Keep reading for more images of the action up at Dyckman. Read More »
Ron Artest, aka Apocolypto, guards up at the Watson Classic
This weekend at the Watson Classic streetball fans were in for a treat. After a game between two defeated teams, where both put forth a strong effort to get that first dub, there was a Ron Artest sighting in the park. Sean Bell’s All-Stars head coach, Lil’ Rah (better known as The Black Bobby Knight, as Joe Pope puts it) made a grand entrance with lots of “Action” as Watson faithful know it. Read More »
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — S.K.Y. Streetball Syndicate, a group of the top street basketball players in the world, today announced a 14-stop, 20-day tour of American Armed Forces Bases throughout Asia.
The tour, promoted by Armed Forces Entertainment, will bring nine of the top players from S.K.Y. to play against the top players on each base. The players will compete in Japan, South Korea, and Guam.
“It’s an honor for the team to play in front of our troops,” said Lee Greene, the president of S.K.Y., Ltd. “We have put together an impressive group of individuals that will definitely put on a good show for those serving our country overseas. We are bringing a good balance of dunkers, freestyle passers and shooters.”
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 »
You know your tournament is sick when people are watching the game from the 1 train, I'm actually surprised that people don't watch it from the tracks!
This is one place you do not want to be playing defense and fall, chances are if 2 hard 2 guard does it you’re probably going to have jokes cracked on you until you leave, and when you come back your going to be known as the guy who Adris made fall. Read More »
I got a request from one of our loyal on-line responders to make a TOP 10 list of the greatest moments on the playground last summer. And so with some assistance from some playground experts, I’m about to set it off.
10. Brandon Jennings at EBC – Young Money plays in his first official EBC game.
09. Mike Glover scoring 100 points in 2 games at Hoops in the Sun.
08. John Wall’s left-handed dunk at Elite 24 @ Rucker Park – Came down with the left-hand and leapt like superman with the left-hand yoke that brought the park to its feet.
07. PR Pride scoring 178 points in an non-overtime game at Hoops in the Sun.
06. Mike Beasley at Pro-City – B-easy dropped 39 in the second half for Gold’s Gym.
05. “Sponge Bob” going for 52 against Kevin Durant and Mike Beasley in D.C.
04. Corey “Homicide” Williams’ week of 40 (four games straight). – Caught Artest and Smush at Pro-City for 2 games and then did it at Together We Chill and out in Queens.
03. Antawn “Anti-Freeze” Dobie scoring 88 points in two games at Nike Tournament of Champions.
02.Ron Artest – Everywhere, at every tournament in NYC last summer.
01. Kenny Satterfield scoring 68 at Hoops in the Sun breaking the scoring record. The “Cab Driver” scored 65 and Andre “3000″ Barrett had 66 in the same summer at Orchard Beach.