In an interview with AND 1’s Antwan “8th Wonder” Scott the 6-8 former Wake Forest standout mentioned that “he never thought [he] would actually play in a streetball game because [he] didn’t grow up playing streetball.” After dropping 28 in his first game and getting his nickname from Duke Tango he talked about the “respect” he earned. Something more than just word of mouth makes a true streetballer. A person true to the street respects his hood and NEVER puts negative energy onto it. I might be in the minority on this opinion but I’ll run with it here in NYC. Check how Antwan has served his community for years in the highlight below:
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 »
DC Comics does Streetball cover for Sports Illustrated: Corey Fisher’s 105-point Game The Latest / Jan 14, 2011 / 9:11 pm
In our current Bounce #26, Corey Fisher’s 105-point game is chronicled and confirmed by three respected voices of NYC streetball. Sports Illustrated takes it to the world of comics, and it’s dope! Bounce’s own “Game Faces” strip, penned and inked in 2009-10, depicted the life of a free throw in a pressure-packed park similar to the one that Corey dominated in last summer. Read More »
Street Dogma On-Line: What the Streetgame needs in 2011 aka The Clean 3-Pack The Latest / Dec 30, 2010 / 10:54 pm
“In three’s” I was told by a big time rap mogul one day long ago. “Successful times and moments come in three’s.” I didn’t forget. As the New Year approaches, I’m looking for clean game and clean sounds. I want to see more highlights and less stupid, mash-upped games that make people nervous. Yo, let’s try the the 3-Pack. Start with a high-top fade, a blockparty and a kid nicknamed “Problem” who brings an area code down for some more championship fun. Keep your man “Rocky Horror” happy, or else my other friend, who actually is my enemy, shows up. The city is never the same… Read More »
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 »
It was a star-studded event at Orchard Beach this weekend for the Hoops in the Sun (HITS) All-Star Game. Baltimore’s ESBL squad took on a HITS all-star team that included the likes of Steve Burtt, Jr., Miguel “Miles High” Milien, Haron “H2O” Hargrave, Adris “Too Hard to Guard” DeLeon, Jesse Sapp, Kenny Satterfield and Mike “Optimus Prime” Glover. There was a major giveaway at halftime that saw Yankees tickets, a Nintendo Wii, an iPod and XBox 360 video games awarded to lucky winners. There was no shortage of highlights for the fans and media in attendance. Read More »
X-Men Mark Their Territory with a Dominant Performance Nike, The Latest / Jun 20, 2010 / 3:11 pm
I know Jalisha will be covering West 4th this year, and I look forward to keeping up with it through her posts, but I happened to be in the area with my camera yesterday. I had the pleasure of witnessing one of the more dominant performances in NYC this summer yesterday at West 4th. The returning Champs, X-Men, opened up the season with a memorable performance. Tommy Eddie aka Tommy Gunz played ok, he had about twenty points through the second, third and fourth quarters. It might have been a disappointing performance for him if he didn’t hit like a million threes in the first quarter en route to dropping 20 in the first 10 minutes of the game. He finished with a gluttonous 40 points as he scored in a variety of ways – threes, post ups, taking his man off the dribble, you name it. Read More »
Last week I had the pleasure of checking out a Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) game between Ponce and San German. It was an important game for seeding as playoffs were approaching fast. The game was so good I had to share what I experienced with you.
Rodney White, picked 9th overall in the 2001 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons (ahead of Joe Johnson, Richard Jefferson, Gerald Wallace, Tony Parker and Gilbert Arenas among others) led the Ponce Leones in what was a slugfest of basketball with playoff implications. Read More »