TAG: Miles Rawls

Smack / Aug 23, 2011 / 12:00 am

A Rose That Grew From Concrete

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is going to win multiple championships. That’s straight from the MVP’s mouth. Doesn’t it really feel as if Rose won the MVP like five years ago? Between the lockout, Capital Punishment and Kevin Durant becoming the story of the summer, D-Rose became lost in the shuffle. He likes it like that though, and will probably remain mute until next season officially starts. But he did give us a taste of the competitiveness that has Chicago looking pretty good for the next decade, telling HoopsHype that he will win multiple titles, and has no doubts about it. Read More »

Playground / Jun 8, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Kevin Durant Starts The Summer Off Right At The Goodman League

Kevin Durant

Miles Rawls says he never knows what to expect each summer at the Goodman League at Washington, D.C.’s legendary Barry Farms. Rawls, who runs the league, doesn’t know who’s going to come down and play. But every year there’s at least one person who he can always count on – Kevin Durant. Read More »

Playground / Aug 22, 2010 / 1:42 pm

“No Mercy” Goes Back-to-Back at D.C.’s Playground Mecca


Over the last three stops of the Red Bull 2on2 Revolution tour, Philly became a dynasty.

When the tourney made its way to the City of Brotherly Love on July 31, hometown squad “E2″ won the crown. The next week in Baltimore, E2 lost in the semifinals to “No Mercy,” another Philly tandem that went on to win the title on unfamiliar turf. And in the tour’s finale yesterday in Washington D.C., No Mercy and E2 battled through some of D.C.’s biggest playground legends, legit pros, and recent college stars to meet up in the championship, where No Mercy — Tyrone “Redz” Hill and DeSean White — claimed the $2,000 check and prizes from Skull Candy, Kicker and Power Balance.

Hands down, D.C. produced the deepest talent pool of any of the five Red Bull tournament stops. Andrew “SpongeBob” Washington, former Florida State star Isaiah Swann, Harlem Globetrotters alumnus Will “Butta Bean” Peters, NBA D-League veteran Mike Mackell, and Omar Weaver — the leading scorer in D.C.’s famed Goodman League — were among the local standouts in action at the district’s Barry Farms Rec Center park. Throw in the collection of D-1 caliber players and overseas pros who came from previous Red Bull cities to compete, and this was the toughest field we’ve seen all summer. Read More »