By now you’ve probably heard about a little game that was played at The Garden this weekend called the Jordan Brand Classic. If you haven’t, check out the recap by The Lower East Scribe – it’s thorough. Those who were able to see the game were given a glimpse into the future of basketball. With the spring season here in full swing and Bobbito’s Anytime, Anyday workouts happenin’ I can almost smell summer 2010. So to help get us focused on the upcoming hoops that will be taking place in NYC this summer, I’d like to share some images of the past year with you. Since the JBC is fresh on everyone’s minds, let’s start there. In upcoming posts I will be your visual tour guide for what was a great summer in ‘09. Read More »
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Basketball and Coney Island seem to go hand in hand with each other. Books like The Last Shot and flicks like He Got Game, introduced the world to the tiny sector in Brooklyn that has produced the likes of Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair, Lance Stephenson and the fictional Jesus Shuttlesworth.
Jamel Thomas aka “Five-Thirty” also rose up from Coney. Cousin of Starbury and older brother of Bassy, Jamel is a 6-6 forward with a sweet stroke and bulldog-like toughness. Thomas never reached the same level as his famous family members but he still had a long and successful career. Read More »