TAG: Rucker Park

Playground, We Reminisce / Aug 19, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Mixtaped: How And1 Changed The Way We Watch And Think About Basketball

AND1 Mixtape Vol. 6

Before the turn of the millennium, something happened that would alter the basketball landscape for the entire decade to come. It would change the way fans think about the sport, the manner in which we consume it, and it would spawn whole cottage industries of hoops that few of us could have imagined or predicted. It was the arrival of the And1 Mixtape Volume 1. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Playground / Jul 31, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Top 5 Most Flavorful Moves Of The 2013-14 NBA Season

Andre Iguodala, Quincy Miller

It’s summer time, so a ball is always bouncing at Harlem’s temple, Rucker Park. Bacardi Flavored Rum is hosting “Flavor at the Rucker” nights every Thursday at 6 p.m. ET during a partnership with this summer’s Entertainers Basketball Classic The NBA is focused on the win, but Rucker’s where players can showcase their personal flavor of hoop brilliance. That’s what makes these next five sequences from the 2013-14 season such bold indictments of the defenders involved. In the NBA, you’re embarrassing the best. Read More »

Playground / Jul 31, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Jordan Kilganon Shuts Down Rucker By Dunking Over Man Standing On Chair

Jordan Kilganon

There’s a new, worthy opponent in the seemingly never-ending competition for the summer’s best dunk performance: Jordan Kilganon. The 6-1 high-flyer showed off his crazy hops with an array of jaw-dropping slams at New York City’s Rucker Park last night. There have obviously been some epic dunking moments on those hallowed grounds, but Kilganon’s exhibition just might be Rucker’s best – ever. Read More »

Playground / Sep 12, 2013 / 9:30 pm

Video: Summer League Basketball In Atlanta


New York City has Rucker Park and Dyckman Park, Los Angeles has the Drew League and Washington D.C. has the Goodman League. But Atlanta? They have the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League, and some participants think it deserves a spot alongside the more famous courts and summer leagues mentioned. Read More »

Playground, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 23, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Kevin Durant, Jay Williams, Swizz Beatz, Fabolous & More At Final Night Of The EBC At Rucker Park

Kevin Durant

The rain didn’t stop Kevin Durant, David Lee, Jay Williams and others from donning the Hillsong NYC uniform for the EBC Rucker Park All-Star game, which was moved to Gauchos gym in the Bronx. The same night, Swizz Beatz and Fabolous were surprise guests at Rucker Park for the release of the Reebok Question Mid “#1 Draft Pick” today. Read More »

Video / Jul 23, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Video: Rapper Machine Gun Kelly Performs At Rucker Park From Atop The Basketball Hoop

Machine Gun Kelly

If you were to strip Dime down to its essence, two of the foundation’s main pillars would have to be basketball and hip-hop, and nothing quite gets us going like seeing a summertime concert taking place on a famed playground like Rucker Park. Recently, Machine Gun Kelly had the crowd at the 2012 Entertainers Basketball Classic in Harlem HYPED. While I have never really checked out MGK’s work, he has an album – Lace Up – that is releasing later this year, and has the backing of people like Diddy. After seeing this, I’ll definitely be checking for it. Read More »

Playground, Video / Jun 21, 2012 / 3:22 pm

NYC Vs. LA: Dime Hosts Sprite’s Uncontainable Courts Series

A few weeks back, we were asked to produce and “host” a short video series with Sprite that compares and contrasts playground basketball style and culture in New York City and Los Angeles. It was a tall task, especially when the two videos were only slated to a be a few minutes long, but we made a run at it and here are the results. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 19, 2011 / 1:45 pm

Happy Birthday Fat Joe!

My team didn’t have to play to win the championship… As my man Ryan Imparato said in a post on the Goodman/Drew game, the matchup that never happened between Jay-Z‘s squad and Fat Joe‘s squad at the Rucker might’ve been even bigger than the game this weekend. Here is a link to the full video.

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Smack / Aug 3, 2011 / 12:18 am

Kevin Durant Shuts NYC Down For The Second Consecutive Night

Kevin Durant

The NBA has beaten its players. To court that is. As we wrote yesterday, David Stern and his associates have filed a lawsuit against the NBPA after long negotiations took place earlier this week in New York. The league is calling the players uncooperative, claiming they have threatened the league with decertification threats and lawsuits. Unlike the NFL, which coolly resolved all differences last week, the owners have put the smackdown on the players. The longer this goes, the harder it seems that an agreement will come to pass. Read More »

NBA, Playground, Video, We Reminisce / Jun 27, 2011 / 5:00 pm

We Reminisce: Game Footage Of Vince Carter, Dr. Funk

We’ve all seen the famous Gauchos Gym, alley-oop windmill from Vince Carter before. But I had never actually seen the rare game footage until this weekend. Check out the 6:30 and 9:00 marks for Dr. Funk…

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