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Playground / Dec 13, 2012 / 4:37 pm

Ballplayers from Chicago Jump Higher than Players from NYC, D.C. and Boston

Red Bull Midnight Run Comparison Infographic_Header_480

Over 400 of the best players from Boston, D.C., New York and Chicago competed in Red Bull Midnight Run for the chance to represent their city in the finals tomorrow (December 14) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Each city battled through two rounds of grueling cuts from 100 players to the final 8, who will compete for ultimate bragging rights in an unprecedented basketball event.

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 »

Playground / Nov 20, 2012 / 2:55 pm

This is How Chicago Plays Ball

red bull midnight run

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 »

High School / May 1, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Chicago United Hoops Classic: West Side vs. South Side For a Great Cause

Chicago United Hoops Classic

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. Read More »

NBA, Video / Oct 8, 2010 / 11:13 am

High School Student Beats Carlos Boozer in H.O.R.S.E.

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.

Still a good video though, for a good cause.

College, High School / Jan 20, 2010 / 1:30 pm

High School Hoops Madness: Evanston Township vs. Waukegan

Evanston Township vs. Waukegan

Just before the Northwestern Wildcats stomped the No. 6 ranked Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday in Evanston, Ill., the local high school squad – the Evanston Township Wildkits – had an upset of their own to attempt. At about 7:00 p.m. on Friday, the Waukegan Bulldogs strutted into Evanston Township’s Beardsley Gymnasium looking like they owned the joint, and with good reason, as they are a state-championship contender led by 6-7, 195-pound phenom Jereme Richmond, “an Illinois-bound senior who generally is considered the best player in the state,” according to the Chicago Tribune. Read More »

High School, Playground / Sep 3, 2009 / 7:00 pm

Play Where Kobe & D-Wade Train

ATTACK Center

Basketball isn’t like it used to be. It’s no longer just a hoop and a ball on a court, but rather a year-around training regimen that tries to perfect every aspect of your game. That’s why you see a difference each level you jump. From high school to college to the League, the difference in what it takes is tremendous. That’s why when players are looking to get an advantage (the legal way), there’s one place that Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade always go: the ATTACK Center. Read More »

High School, Playground / Sep 2, 2009 / 4:30 pm

One Last Summer Run In Chicago

Converse Open Gym - Chicago

Derrick Rose wasn’t the only baller putting in work this summer in Chicago. Everyone from NBA Draft hopefulls to certified NBA superstars frequented the ATTACK Center to get in a run. With school starting soon and your varsity hopes on the line, don’t miss a golden opportunity to get in one last summer run this weekend. And with free admission and free jerseys, there’s no reason we shouldn’t see you there. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 4, 2009 / 4:00 pm

Top 50 Sneaker Stores: Leaders 1354 (#32)

Leaders 1354

Just like an art collector scouring the globe for a masterpiece, sole searching sneaker fiends will go to great lengths to find an exclusive pair of kicks. Back in Dime #25 (August 2006), we put together a list of the Top 25 Sneaker Stores when the kick game had never been bigger. But while that list was limited to mostly US spots, we decided in our 50th issue to take it worldwide. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 27, 2009 / 2:00 pm

Top 50 Sneaker Stores: Saint Alfred (#38)

Saint Alfred

Just like an art collector scouring the globe for a masterpiece, sole searching sneaker fiends will go to great lengths to find an exclusive pair of kicks. Back in Dime #25 (August 2006), we put together a list of the Top 25 Sneaker Stores when the kick game had never been bigger. But while that list was limited to mostly US spots, we decided in our 50th issue to take it worldwide. Read More »