United Brooklyn snatched a come-from-behind victory over The Uptowners, overcoming a late double-digit deficit. Meanwhile, the X-Men’s typical balanced attack was no match for Big Apple Basketball’s dynamic backcourt of John Lucas, Jr. (33) and Corey “Homicide” Williams (30), who combined for 63 points. Seven players scored double figures for the X-Men, but a late surge by Big Apple Basketball sealed the victory in the fourth quarter. Keep reading for more images of the action at Pro City on Thursday, June 30th. Read More »
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What else can be said of the late John “Franchise” Strickland that hasn’t already been said? His body of work speaks for itself. The way he ran back on defense looking at his right hand, then his left, then right, left, right, left after he made an innocent defender look dumbfounded under the hoop is the image that lasts in my mind. His craftiness on the block was unparalleled. I created an image with some pictures I have of Strick and thought I’d share it. It’s just one of the many ways his legacy has become immortalized.
Dyckman Semi-Finals Set the Stage for Unlikely Championship The Latest / Aug 18, 2010 / 2:04 pm
Playoff action resumed at Dyckman last night with yet another electric crowd. Fans at Dyckman really get into the game. Yes, they are often literally on the court and in the game that way, but they are also basketball-savvy fans who do not hesitate to let their opinions be known. No better time to speak up than when the stakes are at their highest: playoffs. Win or go home. And it’s a long wait until the summer of 2011 – lots of lost sleep can take place over that one turnover you wish you had back or that rushed shot that was swatted into next summer.
Last night Mann Up took on TNP and Team 914 faced Castle Hill in Dyckman semi-final action. Continue reading for details on how it all went down. Read More »
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 »
KNOW YOUR HISTORY: NIKE 133rd & 8th Articles, Community, Converse, Events, Hoops Culture, Jordan, Jordan Brand, News, Nike, Sneakers, The Latest, legends, nba / Jul 22, 2010 / 9:58 pm
The world basketball festival (Aug 12-15) is less than a month away. Player appearances, retail pop-up shops and actual on-court action in unprecedented places (Namely Times Square) is on the way, but before all that action attacks Manhattan, the people at Nike, Converse and Brand Jordan wanted to give a everyone a chance to see how all aspects of the game started, how we got here and where the future will take us.
Fury Journal: DJ comes home, brings the Hyperfuse Around The World:, Community Relations, Nike, Sneakers, The Latest / Jul 15, 2010 / 3:29 pm
The one-man Fury traveling team, Darren “DJ” Jiang of Battlegrounds fame and now part of the Nike team, came back to NY on Tuesday to help oversee the opening of Nike’s new space in Harlem. When not acting as Lebron and Kobe’s personal translator in China, DJ drops in from time to time and gets a game in with us. And, he ALWAYS has on the latest from Nike
Unfortunately, I’m no sneakerhead by any stretch and shame on me, I’m an embarrassment to Bob especially. I didn’t even get good shots of the kicks. In the game, DJ wore a pair of new, Carolina Blue pre-release Nike Hyperfuse, the latest incarnation of the Hypderdunk line, set to launch at the World Basketball Festival in August. Read More »
Luc Freilicher from the Columbia Grammar School is a 12-year-old guard from the Fast Break AAU organization in New York City. He’s been playing ball since first grade and his favorite players are Brandon Roy and Derrick Rose. I took a shot of Luc’s sneakers with the Rice H.S. color ways impressed with the shoe. It is mind boggling to me that H.S. programs now are the inspiration for sneakers sold at retail outlets. These joints here were purchased at the House of Hoops in Harlem and as the sneaker game continues to evolve and branch out for new motivation, a story about putting sneakers on ice comes to mind… Read More »