This Saturday Josh Howard will bring basketball to Dallas-area fans live and in person at the P.C. Cobb Center when he hosts and plays in The Josh Howard Celebrity All-Star Basketball Game Presented by Free Move Texas, and to fans everywhere via live web-stream on BasketballChannel.net. Tip-off is 6 p.m. Central Time / 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
Four players have been added to the game’s lineup – Jeremy Evans, Jason Maxiell, Damien Wilkins and Hamady N’diaye. Basketball fans
near and far will get to see some of their hometown favorites play the game they love. Read More »
After Philadelphia’s NBA All-Stars held it down in their home city and beat an All-Star squad that included LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, Hakim Warrick declared they were the “champs” of the summer league circuit. But I think most people had to take that with a grain of salt. The originators of all of this is Washington, D.C. and their Goodman League team. They beat the Drew League, and everyone else for most of the summer. So it was only fitting that we would get a clash of the titans. Read More »
Far right: Jonathan Hahami and his brothers with fresh NBA signatures on their gear.
With the lockout in full effect, a wonderful side of the NBA player-driven community summer league All-Star events is the shorty rock-player interaction. Miles Rawls of the Goodman League did a nice job keeping the fans involved during the Goodman vs Drew game, letting kids freely meet the players and get autographs.
Philly’s Rahim Thompson has the battle for I-95 in Philly next weekend and Greg Marius is putting together an EBC vs Goodman game Friday, September 30 at Long Island University in NYC. As for Jonathan, he sent Bounce an e-mail telling us about the game like a reporter. Check it out. Read More »
The DMV’s Cardell “Since 9 years old” Dudley hit me on facebook with this highlight of John Wall going up against former NC State great Julius Hodge (former NBA 1st round pick). Hodge has always been a big time summer performer and one never to back down from a challenge and I still wonder why he isn’t in the league. There’s a lot of dunking going on by Hodge and some strong handle-and-go by Wall. The tournament is featured in the upcoming Bounce # 27 Edition.
The Washington Wizards’ Trevor Booker and Josh Howard will be teaming up again this summer. But instead of playing, they’ll be hosting some top talent from around the country to compete in the TRU BALLERS 5-on-5 at Mauldin, South Carolina’s Springfield Park on June 9th-12th, where the winning team will head home with the $5,000 prize. Word is that their Wizards teammates John Wall and Aundray Blatche are sponsoring teams of their own to compete. If your team has the skills to pay the bills, check the press release below for details. Tournament Registration is now open Read More »
Young William Ross started playing basketball at 7 years of age. He attends the Cathedral School by Columbia University and plays for the Fastbreak AAU squad. Like all 12-year-old kids, he digs the NBA jerseys and the game accessories, but it all comes down to the shoes when the ball hits the court.
The 5-3 guard likes playing ball because when he has the rock “he feels in control.” His signature move is one of the playground’s most revered – the reverse layup. Though small, Will has a quick release and is a good jump shooter. At the gym, he works on his skills in a determined fashion and for that, I asked him to review his kicks: The Reebok Zig Tech Slash because he really likes how the zig zag sole design pattern at the bottom of the sneaker performs. Read More »
Last night, Golden State’s Monta Ellis continued his torrid opening season stretch by posting 39 points, eight assists and nine rebounds in the Warriors’ 115-109 victory over Memphis. He scored 17 of his teams final 21 points, exploding and elbowing his way onto the start-of-season landscape that seemed solely reserved for Kevin Durant, LeBron, D-Wade, Kobe, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo and the phenomenal rookies John Wall and Blake Griffin. 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 »