For its first five years, Rickey Rivers’ Funsport Junior Pros League was restrained mostly to the confines of small Brooklyn gyms. But Sunday night, the uncomfortable bleachers and dim lights gave way to padded seats and lustrous illumination as the championship game between the New Jersey Pirates and Starrett City shifted to maybe the greatest basketball venue in the world, the Garden.
While not quite what you’d find courtside at Staples Center, the crowd still had a few big names. Walt “Clyde” Frazier and John Starks took some photos with players before the game, and Indiana Pacers guard Dahntay Jones watched the opening few minutes. Lincoln HS coach Dwayne “Tiny” Morton and Cardozo head Ron Naclerio also took in the action. Read More »