Archive for the 'Playground' Category

Playground / Jun 27, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Video: Ball Up Streetball Los Angeles Highlights

Ball Up Streetball

Ball Up Streetball was back last weekend with around 150 players trying out for the chance to be one of the 10 choosen to compete against the Ball Up team at L.A. Live. Of those 10, one will get a slot on the Ball Up roster and $100,000 contract. The ruckus, was brought. Read More »

GIFs, Playground / Jun 23, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Rafal “Lipek” Lipinski Owns Quai 54 Dunk Contest

Rafal "Lipek" Lipinsky

All the dunk heavweights were in attendence at the 2014 Quai 54 Dunk Contest presented by Foot Locker and House of Hoops: Chris Staples, Porter Mayberry, Justin Darlington, Guy Dupuy and polish sensation Rafal “Lipek” Lipinski, who hammered home a few monster slams that had judges, Scottie Pippen and Carmelo Anthony standing up with excitement. Read More »

GIFs, High School, Playground / Jun 13, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Video: 6-2 Kwe Parker With Scoop 360 Jam

Kwe Parker

Earlier this month we showed you a tight dunk by an unknown baller during an open gym at Lancaster High school. Now, by way of Hoopmixtape, comes a similar scoop 360-jam from KweShuan Parker for the Karolina Diamonds youth team. Read More »

GIFs, Playground / Jun 4, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Video: Is This The Illest Dunk Of The Summer?

Unknown Dunker (Ballislife)

It’s not often you’re surprised by a baller you don’t know, but we’ve all run into strangers who make us gawk at their unreal game. One unknown baller was captured by Ballislife shutting down the Lancaster High School open gym recently with what might be the best dunk so far this summer. Read More »

Playground / Jun 1, 2014 / 8:45 pm

The Venice Basketball League Tipped Off Today

Venice Baskeball League

The eighth year of the Venice Basketball League returned to Venice Beach today with opening games tipping off at noon. With three brand new teams, including the Jamal Crawford-sponsored Brand Black squad, the league in it’s eighth year just keeps getting a bigger following. Read More »

Playground / May 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Hot Pics From The Second Week Of LA’s Drew League

(photo. Cassy Athena)

Even though the NBA’s Conference Finals are in full swing, Los Angeles’ 40-plus year Drew League is in it’s second week. A dazzling Baron Davis stopped by and so did incoming Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson. Come check out the hottest shots form the Drew League’s second week. Read More »

Playground, Video / May 6, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: The Best Dunk Contest You’ll See All Year

Sir Isaac

The statement might be overused, but in this case, it fits: streetball dunk contests > NBA dunk contests. During this recent dunk contest at a 3-on-3 event in Phoenix, G-Smith, Jared Roth, Sir Isaac and Werm shut the place down. Sir Isaac, at all of 5-10, went on to win the event, one-upping the competition at every turn. Read More »

Playground / Apr 21, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Dime Q&A: The Minds Behind Upcoming Swee’ Pea Documentary

Lloyd Daniels

NYC basketball.

The mecca of it all some may say. You can’t go to any other place in the world without feeling the essence of basketball unless you go to NYC. No court, no gym, no park will quite give you that feeling and it’s safe to say it may never change. NYC basketball is known for its rich history in streetball with legends such as Pee Wee Kirkland, Earl “The Goat” Manigault or even Julius “Dr. J” Erving. But what about Lloyd “Swee’ Pea” Daniels? Read More »

Playground / Apr 15, 2014 / 4:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch Philly’s “The Basketball Tournament” This June

Aquille Carr

For some NBA fans, the summer is the most exciting time of the year, especially if your team is rebuilding. You can’t help but get excited about where the ping-pong balls may fall for the upcoming NBA Draft. You then get to take a sneak peak at your team’s rookies in action during the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. We often get to see our favorite NBA players play in charity events and prestigious summer leagues as well. Read More »

D-League, Overseas, Playground / Mar 25, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Scott Odom, The First One-Legged Pro Basketball Player

Scott Odom

There are constantly conversations in the NBA about players wanting more money and leaving teams just to get a few extra million. Lost in all the glitz, glamour and money is the ugly undercut of basketball. While everyone just enjoys the competition placed on national TV night after night, no one thinks about the people that don’t get that shot, the players that must leave their families, travel to different countries, praying to get a shot to live their dreams. Read More »