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Playground, Video / Sep 30, 2013 / 10:15 am

Kevin Durant’s 2013 Goodman League Mixtape

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Michael Starghill)

Kevin Durant turned 25 years old yesterday, and while that still seems incredibly young for being the world’s second-best basketball player, Oklahoma City’s best has already turned in some amazing moments during his six-year career with the Thunder. Yet we can’t forget about the summer, either. After winning the unofficial summer MVP during the lockout of 2011, KD has taken his offseason game to new heights, headlined by his play as a long-running star of the Goodman League. Check out his official 2013 Goodman League Mixtape after the jump. Read More »

Playground, Video / Sep 24, 2013 / 10:15 am

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kyrie Irving & Jamal Crawford Show Out In Pro-Am Mixtape

Jamal Crawford

All summer long, the highlights just kept flowing out from the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am. There was the incredible 88-point duel between Jamal Crawford and Tyreke Evans. Then there was the dunk show Blake Griffin put on. Even Kyrie Irving came out and reaffirmed why he’s the NBA’s ultimate showstopper. Now you can check out all of the highlights from this summer in this mixtape. Read More »

Playground, Video / Sep 19, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Josh Selby Destroys Competition In Official Summer Mixtape

Josh Selby

Josh Selby (photo. Hoop Culture)

After playing with the Lakers during the Las Vegas Summer League this offseason, Baltimore’s Josh Selby took to the streets to dominate every playground game and charity event. Long known as one of the most exciting players you’ll ever see in the summer, Selby will be playing for another shot in the NBA soon. If you talk to Wale, he definitely deserves it after appearing in just 38 career games. And then if you watch this video, you’ll probably believe it too. Read More »

GIFs, Playground / Sep 16, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Watch Guy Dupuy With The Self-Bounce Eastbay Dunk During The Venice BBall League


Guy Dupuy is one of the top dunkers on the planet, someone that puts Blake Griffin‘s acrobatics to shame. Recently, he burnished his already legendary streetball cred on the playground by bouncing the ball to himself before putting it between his legs for a dunk. The crazy part? He did it in a game. Read More »

Playground / Sep 13, 2013 / 10:30 pm

Meet Dyckman Park Director Kenny Stevens


One of the great things about the summer is getting to know the purity of basketball on the playground. The summer basketball leagues bring people together. That’s why the largely Dominican population in the Washington Heights section of New York City is so lucky to have Dyckman Park League cofounder Kenny Stevens. Read More »

Playground / Sep 12, 2013 / 9:30 pm

Video: Summer League Basketball In Atlanta


New York City has Rucker Park and Dyckman Park, Los Angeles has the Drew League and Washington D.C. has the Goodman League. But Atlanta? They have the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League, and some participants think it deserves a spot alongside the more famous courts and summer leagues mentioned. Read More »

Playground / Sep 12, 2013 / 11:30 am

Go Behind The Scenes Of The Professor’s Dribbling Workouts

The Professor

When he first busted through the door around 2003, you could go to any park in the country and catch a Professor wannabe. He was a monster basketball celebrity. AND1 was at its peak and the streetball craze was everywhere. Read More »

GIFs, Playground, Video / Sep 8, 2013 / 7:00 pm

Video: Watch Jason Williams Dazzle At The Orlando Pro Am


We saw Chandler Parsons dominating in Orlando’s Summer Pro Am this past week, and he’s back in this Orlando Pro Am mixtape with Courtney Lee, Austin Rivers, Nick Calathes, Marquis Daniels and more. But it’s the retired Jason Williams who really shines brightest with handle that’s still directly touched by God. Read More »

Playground, Video / Sep 5, 2013 / 10:15 am

Chandler Parsons Dominating In Orlando Summer League

Chandler Parsons

Chandler Parsons could be one of this season’s breakout players if all goes right in Houston. Playing off of Dwight Howard and James Harden, he’ll get more open threes than probably anyone else in the league. Last season saw him average 15.5 points and 2.0 triples per game, numbers he increased in the postseason to 18.2 and 2.7. He gets better every year, so expect the same in 2013-14. Parsons spent the summer playing ball and giving it to everyone in the Orlando Pro Am. Read More »

Playground / Sep 4, 2013 / 10:30 pm

Dyckman Park Basketball With “The Heckler” & Joe Pope


Upper Manhattan’s Dyckman Park is one of the most legendary courts in New York and hosts one of the premier summer league tournaments around. recently started a series of short videos on the characters who surround the renowned court and provide its unique flavor. Read More »