Over 400 of the best players from Boston, D.C., New York and Chicago competed in the first two rounds of Red Bull Midnight Run for the chance to represent their city in the finals in Brooklyn in December and earn ultimate bragging rights. Second round action is now a wrap and 35 players from each city have been trimmed to teams of eight to represent at the Barclays Center on December 14th for the championship.
We’ve been releasing a series of infographics that take a deeper look into each city’s unique style of play and performance by the numbers. Read More »
When ballplayers from the West Side of Chicago meet up against Southsiders, it’s always more than just a game. It doesn’t matter if it goes down on a playground in the Windy City or in all-star setting like it was the other night as part of the inaugural Chicago United Hoops Classic – it will be a collision of neighborhood pride marked by the smash-mouth style of ball that makes Chicago hoop a beast unlike any other in the world.
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Well, sort of. The kid tags in a teammate to handle a dunk portion of the shootout, and with a $5,000 grant from Gatorade on the line for the school (Brother Rice in Chicago), Booze would have to be pretty heartless to crush him in a packed gym full of his peers.