peep this clip by slam’s matt caputo about k1x warrior homicide williams. we always knew he was made for the cameras, now you do too. hear him talk about how he came up in nyc streetball and ended up with a k1x shoe deal…
one love homi!
here is homicide’s exclusive take on the Top 10 of nyc streetball players.
here is a subjective top 10 list of this summers’ best nyc park ballers, compiled by none other than bounce’s sean couch himself, who definately knows a thing or two about nyc streetball.
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1. Ron “Apocolypto” Artest – Played in every tournament in the city with a rep. Did not take a night off earning permanent respect from the streets of NY.
2. Antawn “Anti-Freeze” Dobie – Put the “autochop” on the X-Men in the tournament of champions with a 44-point display that was the best individual performance of the summer. Winner of the playoff MVP in the Tri-State Classic. Top Performance of the Year – Antawn Dobie @ TOC
3. Mike “King of NY” Campbell – Tournament of Champions MVP and a potent professional scorer. Controls the tempo from the forward position and puts daggers in the heart of his opponents on the regular. Many feel he’s number 2.
4. Darren “DP” Phillips – His block game dominated this summer and no one rebounded like him either. Took on the personal challenge and out-dueled the Glover brothers at Tri-State cementing a chip off a clutch offensive rebound.
5. Corey “Homicide” Williams – Before he left for Australia, Homicide was the top performer of the summer. Had a sick week in the middle of July, averaging 40 a game, capping it off with a 44-point performance against Ron Artest.
6. Quinton “T2″ Hosely – “Q” scored at will but didn’t show the same dominance displayed last year. However, he is the most NBA-ready playground performer in the city and his Real Madrid showing could backpack him to a NBA big-money contract real soon.
7. Mike “I-Robot” Glover – Shook off early season rust and played above the rim on offense and defense. Showed strong intensity and focus in close games
8. Kenny Satterfield – Satterfield is also a dedicated playground pro who shows up everywhere to play. His game isn’t flashy, but his numbers go unchallenged.
9. Sundiata Gaines – Power guard who showed range and superior handles. Strong transition player who is a monster on both ends of the floor.
10. Kareem “Iron Chef” Reid – The King of “chop” had a down year chip-wise, but his high handle never gets stripped. Reid had to lead all guards this summer in assists.
a very honorable mention goes out to c-wood and special efx, who made mad moves and had some sick highlights this summer….
r is for ron. r is for rocket. r is for rip shit up.
k1x warrior terrell “t-dub” cournoyea is featured in slam’s all new issue of “kicks”. read all about the team flight brothers 5’9 dunking phenom including the high flying tricks he still has up his sleeve and why he’s really actually scared of flying …
here is some action from the 2008 “k1x shoot pass n slam” streetball tournament played in sydney australia earlier this year. homicide was the star of the show that was aired on australian national tv. there was over $20,000 in cash and prizes won on the day. “the sensations” were loaded with australian nbl pros taking home $10,000 in cash for the pro division. the “k1x shoot pass n slam” was hosted with foot locker and will be back in 09 with more players, more cash and more homicide, who is already back in townsville to play his second season for the crocodiles … special shout goes out to our boys justus, chuck, iceman james, herr rizi & co. who won some extra beach-bum money by winning the second men’s division!
click the clip below to see all the highlights and homicide (a born anchor-man if we ever saw one) talk the talk.
it’s about that time…back to school time. still there is reason to rejoice! we have just dropped our all new fall/winter line, called “versus”. you can read all about it simply by clicking the banner above. in a nutshell: this collection is about confrontation with happy endings. meaning we have mixed materials and opposed extremes to create a better product. sounds kinda intellectual? yeah, maybe. but wait ’til you see the outcome. this collection has more range than reggie miller – and boasts basketball-specific details like a stat-sheet. again, click the banner above to see a whole bunch of pics we took with some old and new members of the k1x inner circle. warriors like homicide williams, darren phillip, kareem reid, t-dub, high rizer as well as hip hop heads like saigon, joell ortiz, heltah skeltah or red cafe…
sometimes, we get all fancy with our photoshoots. then we arrange for arri lights, 5-star catering, a handful of assistants, puffy’s stylist, location scout, trailer, haute-couture photographer, fluff girls and all types of crap. well, not really. still, this time, we kept it realer than your local liquor store. all we did was hang out with the fam and shoot from the hip.
thanks to everyone who made this happen: big dus, neil, fu, pete, heiko, danny, dani, paul, jan, jeff, homi & the bx fam, keith, dp & the bk fam, thirst & hardware, big game reid, charles millan & t-dub, linda, mike & rize (atl), kevin & kadour, pretty ricky, c-wood, mel & grafh, dk, hannah, amber, ceez, d-solo, noah, k-starr, red, the kidz, ruck & rock, sophie & sai, mike, dennis & j.o, sha & stephenie and the whole k1x team.
is this a sight or what? ron ron looks like a million bucks in that firetruck houston jersey and those all time classic crispy white chiefeys. and it seem he’s ready to go. we can’t wait to see yao, t-mac and the tru warier take on jesus, truth and the big ticket. the olympics were nice, but it’s time for the league to get revved up. thanks to getty images for letting us show you this picture we could never have afforded!
the money train was once again rolling at the tri state classic taking the championship after defeating ed all-stars over the weekend. the game – some say it was the best of the summer – was packed with big names like antawn dobie, dp, c-wood, king of new york and special fx lacing it up for money train and quinton “T2-Judgement day” hosley, gordy malone aka “the cab driver“ and kenny sat representing ed all-stars.
t2 and serious sattelite kept it coming to secure an 18-point lead for ed a.s. at halftime. but darren phillip and the undertaker dominated the boards in the second half while antifreeze put the money train into fastbreak mode. the team even managed to overcome a 42-point efford by “t2“ and took the lead for good in o.t.
mvp honors went to darren phillip (regular season) and antifreeze (final). concrats to both guys!
pandemonium reigned supreme at 145th
antawn dobie aka antifreeze
the mvp’s mvp wins another trophy for his stunning collection. just to explain: k1x tee left, tsc trophy right…
emp & c-wood are sweatin’ in their drawers, yeah, oh, yeah…
after the game dp gave a special shout ot to the k1x family
It’s official, Watson Day should be a national holiday. Ok, maybe not, but it was definitely off the hook. Watson day is a street festival to celebrate all the different cultures of the bx. There’s salsa pumping on one end of the festival and hip hop on the other. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the
entire thing goes on right outside of the Watson Classic Basketball tournament. It was a like k1x heaven. Hip-hop performances (krs 1, slick Rick, Team blackout) and hoops going on at the same time.
Next week will be even crazier when coach Bernard takes his M.o.e (money over everything) team to the chip versus Play da Game Entertainment that is coached by local hoops legend Artie Green. It’s definitely going to be a goody. Stay tuned.
and why the hell not?!?
the bridge is over! krs one enters the building…
bx all day! forever, actually…
dr fu cuddles up to his childhood idol, slick rick. matching your tee to hook up to your limegreen eye-patch is one of the very slickest looks ever, by the way!
somethings goin’ on in the hood…
team black out live on stage
more teams shoulb be ballin in that silver/blk/wht color way!
get yours at selcted foot lockers and champs…
the best play by play in biz?
up up and away…
after winning at watson, k1x warrior cory “the undertaker” underwood hurried to west 4th and joined his team money train at the second quarter … money train defeated 2 x west 4th champs sean bell all star’s/ddn 91-80 … c-wood had 25 points in only 20 minutes … not bad for one days work
swish from the stipe
v is for victory. c-wood was 2:0 this sunday…
In the 2008 Hoops in the Sun Championship Sunday, Bingo’s All-Stars defeated R2K 104-96. Anthony Glover won MVP honors with 31 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. In addition to the fame and the trophy He’ll receive a K1X sneaker contract that will also put him in DIME Magazine. “Cab Driver” scored 11 of his 21 points in the 4th, including a big three-point shot to put Bingo up 100-92. Announcer Bobby Cey screamed through the microphone, “PAY YOUR FARE!”
The true warrior Ron Artest (Houston Rockets) finished with 20 while Brian Williams (U. of Tennessee) finished with 17. R2K’s Rasheen Jenkins led his squad had a team high 29.
Anthony Glover’s younger brother Mike was awarded the 2008 HITS 2008 Regular Season MVP award. That’s what we call a 1, 2 punch!
da champs are here..
championship ceremony juniors
kids finals mvp
bingo’s all-stars with joe & randy cruz
coach bingo gets what he deserves…
after hunter college, ron ron wins the second city chip 2008
c-viz and finals mvp anthony glover aka i-robot
this years heavily awaited city slam show will be taped in chicago this weekend and aired on espn august 14th (7pm), before being repeated a couple of times on espn & espn2 … the field is stacked with talent and features the worlds best dunkers, like k1x warriors guy dupuy, t-dub, and high rizer (fabian “milky way” greiser had to cancel due to a knee injury) and other favorites like golden child, werm, air bama etc. find out more about the event here: www.cityslam.ning.com
The BX Takeover is in full swing and the Watson Classic was pumpin this past weekend. The vibe was crazy as usual. Joe Pope and P.O. kept the jokes and commentary coming all day, rapper Cuban Link watched from courtside and even Bobbito came through to soak it all in. K1X was on full display from
players like Roscoe “the defender” reppin the cg 2′s to the crowd rockin our trademark reversible check- and double “x” shorts.
roscoe aka “backpack” may just have the coolest nickname on the nyc streetball circuit
In probably one of the most anticipated streetball games in NYC history, Hoops in the Sun All-Stars, representing Orchard Beach in the Boogie Down Bronx, took on the Dyckman All-Stars, representing the Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan.
The game that was scheduled, then canceled, then re-scheduled finally went down Friday night with talent fully loaded, and if you were in attendance Friday night, you may have just witnessed another historical event in the annals of NYC streetball.
With players such as Kemba Walker, Dwight Hardy, Brian Williams (Tennessee) and the infamous “Cab Driver”, HITS were more stacked than IHOP on a Mother’s Day morning. Sporting the fresh to death blue and white K1X All-Star uni’s that were worn during HITS All-Star 2008, HITS All-Stars were ready to play in front of a standing room only crowd at Dyckman park.
Bobby Cey, Uncle G-Stacks and Kenny Stevens called the action in a collaborated three-man announcing alignment, reminiscing Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy.
Feeling each other out in the first half, both teams traded buckets, trying to establish a groove and a flow to the game. Dyckman All-Stars, who brought out former Iowa State star Curtis Stinson, “The Franchise” John Strickland, Mike Wilson and “Baby Shaq”, were hitting from all cylinders in the first half including an amazing, jaw dropping, crowd buzzing spin move that was provided by Curtis Stinson off of the Cab Driver. HITS All-Stars weren’t disgruntled as they maintained their composure and kept it close only being down by six in the half, 48-42.
Second half made the difference throughout the duration of the game for the HITS All-Stars. Players such as “Silence of the Lambs” Will Cadiz and Aaron “The Problem” Williams, made key shots and lent a helping hand to the already dynamic backcourt HITS walked on the floor with. Taking the lead midway, HITS All-Stars never let their foot off of the gas peddle. A three point shot by Hardy, Cab Driver and Williams potentially sealed the deal for HITS, going up by as many as 20 points, ultimately silencing the loud and then-rawkus Dyckman crowd.
HITS would walk off victorious only after Kemba Walker laced the Dyckman crowd and the guy that was guarding him with a crossover that brought everyone out of their bleacher seats, causing them to run on the court.
A great moment for both Hoops in the Sun & Dyckman, and a great moment for streetball and its fans. If you weren’t there you must not be, as Uncle G-Stacks would say it, a streetball junkie.
Randy & Joe Cruz with U-Conn bound Mc Donalds All American Kemba “EZ Pass” Walker
NEW HOUSTON ROCKET RON ARTEST MAKES HITS DEBUT WITH BINGOS ALL-STARS.
Saturday was a rainy day at Sun Stadium. That didn’t stop “True Warrior” Ron Artest, the newly acquired Houston Rocket, from stepping onto the courts at Hoops in the Sun Sunday afternoon and making his HITS debut vs Team 914, in which both teams were battling for playoff positioning.
Bingo’s All-Stars, who already had MVP candidate Mike Glover on the low box, brought in Artest to create an amazing front court tandem. Glover, who posted up 51 points vs R2K Saturday afternoon, was looking for another monster game, and he didn’t disappoint.
Artest checked into the game with roughly six minutes remaining in the first quarter,looking to find his rhythm in his first game at HITS. Just like Marcus Williams of PR Pride/K1X and now the Golden State Warriors, it took Artest a while to get accustomed to the beach setting. Team 914, not worrying about Artest, had Will Cadiz making everything he threw up at the rim, even scoring on Artest on one defensive possession. Team 914 had the lead going into halftime 50-45, but the second half is where everything started to heat up.
Glover took his game to another level in the second half, hearing from the announcers that he was a MVP candidate. He had 51 the day before and almost repeated that mark Sunday afternoon by racking up 49 points and 22 rebounds. At least six to seven consecutive possessions the ball was in Glover’s hands, either drawing a foul on Team 914 or making the basket for a three-point play. Both teams were tied at 102-102 with two seconds remaining. Bingo’s All-Stars threw the ball away on the inbounds pass, which never touched anyone’s hands. Still with two seconds remaining, Team 914 was called for a five second violation. STILL, with two seconds remaining in regulation, Bingo’s All-Stars tried to win the game on a three-pointer but was unsuccessful. The game was sent into overtime.
Both teams knew this was a very important game for playoff possibilities and neither team wanted to go down in defeat. With Glover fouling out early in the overtime session, many were turning for Artest to take over in the extra session. But it was Curtis Stinson and Keydren Clark who came up big for Bingo’s All-Stars, hitting key three-point shots to put Bingo up for good and eventually knocking off Team 914 in overtime 116-110.
Ron Artest finished the game with 26pts, 16rbs 6asts and 2 stls. Not bad for a day at the beach.
187 and Ron Artest have been battling all summer and they are at it again, but this time it is off the the court. Our friends at Bouncemag.com are polling all the ballers out there on WHO IS THE EARLY PICK FOR ’08 NYC PLAYGROUND PLAYER OF THE YEAR? 187 has an early lead but you can never count
out a Tru warrier. Or K-Sat for that matter.
Hit the site up and cast your vote: www.bouncemag.com
yesterday, senator barack obama pulled a kennedy by visiting (and wowing) 200 000 people in the heart of berlin city. right before he worked his charm, german reggae artist patrice took the stage in our limited k1x/livity cap no less.
scroll further down to a get a taste of k1x’s take on obamania. available in limited quantities soon…