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The Dunk! The Ram! The Slam! The Bong! Whatever you want to call it, it’s an art form, birthed on the playground, that has revolutionized the way the game is played. And no two teams, as collective units, were more responsible for furthering the evolution of the aerial game than Texas’ Tallest Fraternity and Louisville’s descendants of Dr. Dunkenstein.

It seems only fitting that they’d meet in the ‘83 Final Four, in a game that was so scintillating in its elevation that it prompted a courtside sportswriter to pass a note down press row that read, “Welcome to the 21st Century!” Read More »

In the most recent issue of Bounce that’s about to drop, #20, we took the old school flavor to the West Side of things and caught up w/ former UCLA and LA Laker standout Jamaal Wilkes, aka Silk. Read More »

Rare is the man that can revolutionize the way the game is played, singlehandedly initiating a paradigm shift in thought, strategy, preparation and execution. William Felton Russell was one such man, the greatest defensive force the world has ever seen.

Able to dominate the game like no other before or since, he transformed the simple act of blocking a shot and concept of man-to-man defense into priceless art, utilizing those intimidating weapons to accomplish mind boggling team and individual feats. He accrued championships in the same manner that Stevie Wonder pumps classics, with bizarro regularity, and is recognized without debate as the game’s greatest winner. EVER!!! Read More »

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From the early ’90s through the middle of the new millenium, his bark and bite were equally loud and vicious. For those whose memories reside in recent history, they might only remember Glenn Allen Robinson as a role player from San Antonio’s 2005 NBA championship team.

But for those of us who saw him as a youngster on the come up, he’ll always be fondly remembered as the “Big Dog”, one of the greatest and most dominant players the college game has ever seen. A tenacious rebounder and deadly shooter, he singlehandedly altered the hoops and financial landscape as one of the most complete and unstoppable forces in the illustrious history of the NCAA. Read More »