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It’s no secret that UCONN’s luminous junior point guard, Bronx native Kemba Walker, aka “EZ-Pass” aka “The Prince of Zamunda”, is one of our favorite players to watch. He graced the cover of Bounce Mag in the fall of ‘07, during his senior year at Harlem’s Rice High School. This was after he led Rice to the State Championship and the New York Gauchos summer AAU squad to numerous tournament titles and a #1 national ranking.
The cover photo featured him skating on somebody outdoors, on the asphalt, under the lights at the renowned Dyckman League.
We all know what’s happened since then. 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.
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 »