TAG: Above the Rim

NBA / Feb 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

10 Reasons Why The ’90s Was The Best Era In The NBA

Michael Jordan

We are nearly 15 years removed from the ’90s but it is still the most talked about era in NBA history. The 1990s was just a great all-around decade for modern culture and style. Whether it was watching Will Smith in the Fresh Prince, Biggie and Tupac going at it for rap supremacy, or MJ dominating the game, the ’90s impact on our society is still very present. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 13, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Recasting 10 Of The Greatest Basketball Movies Ever

Spike Lee (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

When Spike Lee announced that he was in discussions with Ray Allen about a possible sequel to He Got Game, every basketball head who dearly loved the movie wondered who could possibly be casted for the next film. Would Ray Allen come back as Jesus Shuttlesworth? Would Denzel Washington come back and take on the role of Jake Shuttlesworth? Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

The 20 Best Basketball Movies Of All Time

He Got Game

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 »

Playground, Video / Sep 12, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: The Summer of Corey “Homicide” Williams – City by City


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 »

NBA / May 2, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Above The Rim Takes Their Game To Puerto Rico

Above The Rim

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 »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 23, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Above The Rim Elevate “Christmas” Edition

Above The Rim Elevate

By now you’ve seen the shoe Will Bynum will play in this season, the Above The Rim Elevate. But we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this. Introducing the “Christmas” edition. Check it out: Read More »

Video / Nov 3, 2011 / 10:00 am

Above The Rim “We Will Rise” Commercial

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.

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Video / Nov 2, 2011 / 10:00 am

Martell Webster Stars In New Above The Rim Spot

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.

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Video / Oct 10, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Martell Webster, Will Bynum & Corey “Homicide” Williams Doin’ Work In Harlem

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 »

Dime 1-on-1 NBA Tournament / Sep 14, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Dime’s Ultimate Movie Baller: Kyle Lee Watson vs. Billy Hoyle

Kyle Lee Watson

(10) Kyle Lee Watson, Above The Rim vs. (15) Billy Hoyle, White Men Can’t Jump


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 »