TAG: Tyreke Evans

After Philadelphia’s NBA All-Stars held it down in their home city and beat an All-Star squad that included LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, Hakim Warrick declared they were the “champs” of the summer league circuit. But I think most people had to take that with a grain of salt. The originators of all of this is Washington, D.C. and their Goodman League team. They beat the Drew League, and everyone else for most of the summer. So it was only fitting that we would get a clash of the titans. Read More »

Special Thanks to Steven Counts

As the Editor and Chief of Bounce Magazine, creator of the Nike-sponsored Chain Link Fundamentals and 20-year advocate for free youth sponsored training and conditioning sessions through the Jim Couch Foundation, I’m into training. I sent Steven Counts to interview Elite 24 alum Tyreke Evans and ask him about the importance of year-round training at a photo shoot for Queen Latifah’s new VBlast vitamin water, VBee multi-vitamin water for kids, and Aqua84 enhanced mineral water.

The Flava Unit Entertainment venture under the New York Spring Water Label is a big deal for Tyreke whose workout attitude is legendary – one that moved him up in the 2009 draft to the fourth position because he didn’t back away from competing against the top guards in individual sessions, displaying the I’ll bust your butt” attitude that makes him a #upandcoming NBA All-Star. 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. Read More »

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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 »

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 »

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 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.

Catch me in the midst of one of these magical events, like Jordan’s 63, Bernard King’s Christmas gift, Mo Cheeks running a team, Phi Slamma Jamma, a young Penny Hardaway on the come-up, the Fab Five or Lebron’s 48-Special and, if you didn’t know me, you’d swear that I’d just escaped from Bellevue, in serious need of meds and some padded walls.

In today’s installment of Machine Gun Funk, we take it back to the spring of 1988, when Dominique Wilkins and Larry Bird put on a show that will forever stand the test of time. Read More »

Boost Mobile Elite 24 Recap The Latest / Aug 30, 2010 / 12:11 pm

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Just getting back from a dizzying weekend of hoops out in Cali, where the Boost Mobile Elite 24 took center stage on the famous outdoor courts of Venice Beach. Between the scrimmages, workouts, dunk contest and the actual game, there was plenty of premier ball and upper tier skills to digest. Want to get a feel for what I was treated to? Read More »

I didn’t have Tyreke Evans as my Rookie of the Year choice this year, I thought Brandon Jennings deserved it for taking his Bucks team to its first playoff appearance in 4 years. But as things go and now that I think about it, Tyreke’s success started out in his home park in Chester, PA where he dominated as a kid. That attitude carried over in his pre-draft guard workouts and the buzz going into the 2009 draft was that Tyreke had a lot game. I had a chance to talk to Reke and his family at his home court in PA a few years back and one of the things I remember most was the fact that the soft-spoken Evans was one of the most quietly intense kids I’ve ever been around. Read More »