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Playground, Video / Nov 10, 2013 / 6:15 pm

The Most Hysterical Streetball Video We’ve Seen In a While


This video appears to feature just another lazy weekend where some guys were getting some run in on the courts in Brooklyn. Except one baller was noticeably more pale and schlubby than the others and was, almost certainly, a throw-in so one team had enough teammates to match the other. But that same guy started raining three-pointers and things dissolved into hilarity from there. Read More »

Playground / Oct 21, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Tarron “The Beast” Williams Wins The Red Bull King Of The Rock 1-On-1 Challenge

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This year’s Red Bull King Of The Rock challenge spent its last year on Alcatraz Island, as the international one-on-one tournament will be heading to Taiwan next year. In the last year on Alcatraz, 64 of the best international ballers around the world made the final Alcatraz challenge epic. Read More »

Playground / Jun 17, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Red Bull King of the Rock: Join the Ultimate 1-on-1 Tournament, Win $20,000!

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Red Bull King of the Rock has become a staple of the summer basketball landscape, with one-on-one tournaments played out all over the world throughout the offseason. The survivors of each qualifier then head to the ultimate one-on-one tournament held under the lights in The Yard at Alcatraz. We’ve been there multiple times – it’s pretty sick.

And now that he has won back-to-back King of the Rock titles, Red Bull is scouring the world to find someone who can beat Baby Shaq in a one-on-one setting. A huge qualifier is coming this weekend to the great city of Dallas. Here’s what you need to know: Read More »

Playground, Video / Feb 26, 2013 / 10:47 am

Remembering The Black Widow: Skip vs. Alimoe (And Much More)

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The basketball world lost a true streetball legend last night when word broke that AND 1 Mix Tape star Tyrone Evans, aka “Alimoe,” aka “The Black Widow,” had suffered a seizure and passed away (a rumor confirmed by his close friend and fellow And 1 teammate Aaron “AO” Owens).

Alimoe was a legitimate playground icon – the Harlem native was one of the original pioneers at the head of the AND 1 Mix Tape revolution of the late ’90s/early ’00s. He was a phenomenon in his own right; one of the leaders in a movement that altered basketball culture forever. And he was in it before TV and corporations turned it into Clown Town (Luckily, Alimoe got out before it went that far south).

Standing 6-7 with wicked handles and an effusive personality, he was perfect for the cameras and a natural foil for the other AND 1 stars, especially Rafer Alston. The two of them even starred in their own “Skip vs. Alimoe: Battle Tape” (You can see clips from the tape after the jump). Read More »