TAG: Ball Up

GIFs, Playground, Video / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Watch Ball Up Lose First Game Ever In Birmingham

Ball Up Streetball Birmingham

Records are meant to be broken. After going four years without suffering a loss, the Ball Up all-stars team – coached by Gilbert Arenas – were defeated by the team representing Birmingham, Alabama, 84-83, over the weekend. Read More »

GIFs, Playground / Jul 16, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: The Top 5 Plays When Ball Up Streetball Hit “Hotlanta”

Ball Up Streetball

The Ball Up crew was in Atlanta last weekend as we were all recovering from LeBron James‘ announcement. The people of the Big Peach were more interested in the dribbling hijinks of Bone Collector, then any free agency movement, and his wizardry with the rock was just one component of Ball Up Streetball’s continued entertainment as they criss-cross America. Read More »

Playground / Jul 4, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Ball Up Streetball Louisville Highlights

"Air Up There"

The Ball Up Streetball crew made their next stop on a nation-wide tour to recruit players from around the country. After opening in Los Angeles, they stopped by Louisville, Kentucky’s International Convention Center where Kyle Lowry and Gilbert Arenas watched the Ball Up crew go to work. Read More »

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 »

Playground, Video / Aug 20, 2013 / 3:14 pm

Air Up There, The Professor & Derek Fisher All Show Out In Ball Up Streetball Showcase

Air Up There

On a stop on the Ball Up streetball tour, Air Up There showed off those hops that have been ravaging streetball courts for nearly a decade, while Professor got in a few highlights of his own, often hooking up high-flyer G-Smith. Longtime Laker Derek Fisher even got a standing ovation from the capacity crowd at the Pyramid of Long Beach State, despite his squad losing after falling behind by more than 20 in the first half. Read More »

Playground / Jul 25, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: The Professor Explains The Real Reason Why He Did The Spider-Man Video

The Professor

Grayson Boucher might seem to be an ordinary name from an ordinary 5-10 man from Oregon. It just so happens that the name belongs to The Professor, who is widely known as one of the best streetball players in the world. He was featured on the “AND1 Mixtape Tour” tour for several years before going to Ball Up in 2011. Read More »

Playground / Oct 11, 2012 / 1:30 pm

From Dime 71: The Professor Speaks On The Current State Of Streetball

The Professor

This Q&A was originally published in Dime #71. Check your local newsstand now to see the feature in its entirety…

Grayson Boucher, aka The Professor, has been a fixture on the streetball scene since he joined the AND1 Mixtape tour in 2003. Known for his slick handle and long distance shooting, The Professor is now part of the Ball Up team and is continuing to spread the gospel of streetball by touring all over the country this summer. Although he has been injured for the majority of this year’s Ball Up tour, which is being televised on Fox Sports, he was in high spirits before the Boston tour stop when he sat down to talk to us about his career thus far and his future. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 7, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Video: The Professor & Bone Collector’s “Life On The Road”

The Professor

We recently went up to Boston to hit up the Ball Up Tour where many of the players are well-known to streetball fans across the world. AO was in the house. So was The Professor. Bone Collector was hurt and didn’t play, but he was around as well. Now you can keep up with ‘Fess and Bone as they take to the road. Ball Up’s “Life On The Road” looks like it’ll be must-see for us. Check out the first three episodes below. Read More »

Playground / Jul 31, 2012 / 11:00 am

Dime Q&A: Streetball Legend AO Dishes On The Best Philly Talent


Since AND1 Mixtape Vol. 3, Aaron Owens aka AO will forever be known as one of the best streetball players of all time. It is fair to say throwing the ball off someone’s head became fashionable because AO mainstreamed the move. Throughout his lustrous basketball career, the high school teammate of Rasheed Wallace and Aaron McKie has always repped his North Philadelphia roots. Dime caught up with AO before the Boston Ball Up game and talked about Philly and the players that come out of the city of brotherly love. Read More »

Playground / Jul 30, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The Ball Up Tour Hoping To Bring Back Streetball’s Glory Days

Ball Up Streetball Tour

You have to hand it to Ball Up CEO Demetrius Spencer. He has a vision and knows how to put on a show. Ball Up made their sixth stop of their 10-city tour in Boston last week and although The Professor was a DNP because of plantar fasciitis and The Bone Collector got injured in the first quarter, Team Ball Up soundly defeated their Boston opponents, 105-87, with an array of high-flying dunks, ballhandling exploits that confused their opponents and precision shooting. Read More »