With so many corny and over-directed basketball films out there, and with the recent news about a possible He Got Game sequel, we figured it was time to put together another rundown of all the best hoop flicks (we dropped an original list way back in 2010). No criteria needed here, just good action and solid storylines… stuff that’ll make you come back again and again.
You also won’t find any documentaries here — so while Hoop Dreams is revolutionary, amazing and timeless, it won’t be found on this list. Here are the 20 best films you need to see as a basketball/movie fan. Read More »
Corey “Homicide” Williams is known as one of the best playground ballplayers around, and now you can see why. Recently, Above The Rim, the people behind one of the best ads we’ve seen in a long time, launched their latest video series called “City By City.” Follow along as Homicide hits Houston, Chicago and his hometown of New York City to give clinics, star in movies and photo shoots and, of course, win championships. Read More »
We’ve been down with Above The Rim since the beginning, and it’s hard not to be when they have a cast of talent like Will Bynum, Martell Webster and Corey “Homicide” Williams (who’s also started a YouTube video series where he is breaking down his favorite moves). Recently, for the first time in a few years, ATR took to Isla Verda, Puerto Rico with their Skillz Clinic team in an effort to teach 60 youngsters basketball skills. Read More »
Since their inception, we’ve been keeping you up-to-date with everything Above The Rim has been doing. And let me warn you: Lockout or no lockout, they’re bringing it for the 2011-12 season. With that said, check out the following commercial featuring Will Bynum, Martell Webster and legendary streetballer Corey “Homicide” Williams. Shot at Harlem’s John F. Kennedy Community Center, we got to watch them shoot their newest spot last month, and here it is.
Since their inception, we’ve been keeping you up-to-date with everything Above The Rim has been doing. And let me warn you: Lockout or no lockout, they’re bringing it for the 2011-12 season. With that said, check out the following spot featuring Martell Webster. After shooting him, Will Bynum and legendary streetballer Corey “Homicide” Williams in Chicago for this campaign, we can’t wait to see when the next spot drops. Also, be sure to check out some behind the scenes footage from the Windy City.
Reviving a brand that rocked the basketball community in the mid-’90s is no easy task. But if anyone can do it, it’s Martell Webster, Will Bynum, and New York playground legend Corey “Homicide” Williams. With their passion, personalities and hard work, they’re bringing Above The Rim back to forefront of the game. Read More »
Everything had been fine until this guy showed up. Kyle Lee Watson thought he might with this tournament being back home and all. Georgetown had been great to him his freshman year, whether he played great or not, but still there were people back home who wanted to see him fail. They wanted to see him lose. Haters gonna hate. Always. Read More »
It’s pitch dark. Echoing voices are bouncing off buildings. Laughter. A couple of varsity lettermen with their jackets on are playing like they always played. One-on-one.
“Get off me! GET OFF OF ME!”
How did they end up here? He doesn’t know. Something in his mind is telling him he can’t remember. Or maybe that’s because he doesn’t want to remember. He doesn’t even know what he’s doing, can’t control it. But there’s his old yellow and orange jacket, the one he threw into the river after it was all over, so he can tell this was sometime in high school. Read More »
Shimmy shaking left to right, one player nearly smashes his face onto the gravel as a knee gives out. The other is alone at the rim, moving past him. All it takes is one dribble and the guard, rocking a shaved line down the middle of his head, lobs it to himself and finishes with a jam. Read More »