slamonline.com has given new life to its streetball section with matt caputo’s piece about h.i.t.s. at orchard beach. read it for yourself to find out about undertaker and kenny satterfield turning up the heat, ladies, drinks and most importantly: competitive streetball games – a typical day at hoops in the sun.
this is youtube video # 100 for legendary team flight brothers (congratulations fellas!), and (among a barrage of other ridiculous jams) features a dunk for the ages – coined the “double-up” by the world’s fiercest 5′9 dunking sensation himself, t-dub. watch him jump over charles millan, pluck the rock from his manager’s extended arm, then take it thru the legs (!!!) and jam it home with authority. as far as we know, this has never been done before; and we thought isaiah rider was on another planet in 1994…
welcome to the fam t! big shout out to chuck! this shit ain’t pretty.
from time to time, we like to show you who has lately been spotted reppin’ that kay-won-ex. in todays installment of “heads”, we give you detroit mc frank nitty (of frank n dank), new york got-next mc saigon, streetball icons hot sauce & alimoe, as well as slam dunk boy wonder t-dub of the almighty team flight brothers…
thought you’ve seen it all? the 360 over the table, the windmill over the porsche? think again. we are just getting started. k1x and germany’s reality check are going to heat it up this summer. so don’t sleep.
here’s a look back at last year…
making something out of nothing is an art form. americanisado.com has just upgraded your local park, by telling you how to stay in game shape with the most basic equipment. this gym knows no membership fee! scroll down further for more fitness routines…
k1x fam photo hoody:
wanna learn about our history? easier done that said. just check out the all new fam photo hoody that features a bunch of snapshots from k1x’s past: tru warier reppin k1x, team k1x wins the basketball challenge 2006, freetown flavor from sierra leone, sneaka pete etc.
the urspring academy is to high school basketball in germany, what the celtics were to the nba during the sixties: the cream of the crop. coach ralph junge’s under-19 squad won back-2-back titles (2007 & 2008) in the coveted nbbl competition by defeating alba berlin 84:76 in front of a frenzied crowd in langen last weekend. this closes another extremely successful season for junge & czerny, who already left a lasting impression internationally, by beating out armani jeans milano and bergamo for the ‘chip in italy earlier this year. the basketball academy has brought forward a number of stellar alumnis (like nikolai simon and ncaa ballers jermaine raffington, Vince Polakovic & lucca staiger), and looks to build on this tradition with young guns like go-getter maurice stuckey, nbbl rookie of the year kevin bright (see him at the nba without borders camp in istanbul next week), nbbl mvp chris standhardinger, the general frank wiesler etc. etc.
on a personal note, k1x is extremely proud to see team urspring build up a most unique winning tradition in k1x uniforms! y’all even look better than the competition. but guys, you forgot to chop down those victory nets in the background!?
here are some pics taken last weekend at a streetball jam in romania that featured international jaw-droppers kevin “golden child” kemp (it’s gotta be the name!!) out of tacoma, “fly” guy dupuy, and yann de blaine of the dunkalicious crew, france… and of course, the godfather of dunk kadour “zianimal” ziani, who was on hand to host the show and write a ton of autographs…
playoff time for kareem. the french pro b leagues’ leading passer (9 assits per game) lead his bourg en bresse team to second seed and post-season action. reems’ team faced 7th seeded nates in wednesdays’ quarterfinals opener. the ny streetball legend put up 14 points and 11 dishes in the crunchtime win to go 1-0. keep dishing reem!
Basketball lifestyle brand K1X and New York’s hottest streetball tournament “Hoops in the Sun” have teamed up and look to shake things up in the Big Apple this summer. Currently in its 9th season, HitS is run by CEO’s Joe and Randy Cruz, who are proud to continue their father “Pops” Cruz legacy, at beautiful Orchard Beach in the Bronx: “We looked at K1X as being a high powered company that we can be consistant with for many years to come and it adds on to what we do best, and that’s provide
something different to the Bronx and Orchard Beach community. Providing new flavor to the venue is most important. Not only us, but we also feel the fans will appreciate K1X being on board and will embrace them with open arms.”
“K1X has successful distribution in over 30 countries world wide, and is set for initial U.S. launch at 250 Foot Locker doors, as well as premium partners like Dr. Jay’s this summer (June 2008). With park baller icons like Homicide, Big Game Reid, Primal Fear, Rick Apodaca and Cory Underwood already holding it down in NYC, we are extremely proud to team up with a most legit institution like Hoops in the Sun” (Chris Gross, K1X CEO).
Check the scenario of HitS at Orchard Beach below! It’s like streetbal’s “Where’s Waldo?” featuring the Cruz bros, pops cruz, mc bobby c, the silver surfer, big game reid, primal fear and many more….
download the “HitS” design below by clicking “free stuff” to your right…
leading spanish footwear site lovezapas.es just put the strictly business to the test…can you say “flying colors”?
here’s the english recap:
- “the sb is like a lamborgini: wide, crafty and built at ground level, eventhough it features a midfoot profile…”
- “we consider the sb one of the very best shoes ever for quick perimiter players…”
- “it has unique look, probably not a collector’s shoe, but the ideal shoe to wear and play with…”
- “the sb is a great shoe for ballplayers, as it allows full aggressive movement in all directions, which will pay off when running the offense and guarding your opponent…”
- “summing up: the sb’s low stance creates maximum stability of foot (injury protection!), while the memory foam ankle support and heel cushioning make for superior comfort…”
the ultimate tradition of basketball victory is choppin down nets right?
in our book, that makes the net itself basketball’s ultimate champions bling.
old school knew it all along!
the all new “choppin down nets tee” by k1x, now available at selected spots…
k1x warrior jonathan ramirez (25 ppg), spanish forward of EBA team Valls, scored 50 points in a big game vs. Montcada, that helped clutch the last of four playoff spots. strictly business! but fiddy? dang, son! what did you have for breakfast? viagra loops? anyway, congratulations on a stellar performace, jonathan! where’d you get them shoes?
somos acb! Cai Zaragoza fans had to suffer a lot over the last couple of years: their team has been on top of Spain’s second league (leb oro) but never made it to the highest pro ball level, the acb.
Darren pillip and his team mates finally achieved that goal – 2 weeks early! Cai zaragoza won the leb oro title after defeating Hospitalet in the Penultimate game of the season in front of more than 11.000 spectators.
And they played like champions to the end: even in the meaningless season-ending game against lleida. the zaragoza squad showed love to its fans by hustling and defeating lleida in overtime 91:96.
Dp – the teams leading scorer (600 points) – finished the season strong by putting up 16 & 6 and 18 & 13 in the last to games respectively.
the russian version of kicksology just published this detailed report on the k1x chiefglider 2.
see the grade-box for a quick english summary that points out perfect scores for court feel and excellent grades for comfort/fit, traction, breathability, durability, weight and overall performance…
“big game” came up huge once again with 16 points and 11 assists in the game against third seeded poitiers. kareem’s squad is still holding down that number one spot in league standings and looks to move up to france’s first division shortly.
speaking of number ones: guess who is leading the league in assists? let’s put it this way: kareem surely has his share in his team’s success this season.
we just found this clip of k1x warrior rick apodaca getting tatted up in bella italia. here’s what rick had to say about the situation seen in the clip:
“that’s my ‘new york big city of dreams’ tattoo, my man adrian “the sardinian” is the artist. he tatted up the botttom of my left sleeve from my elbow to the wrist and he fixed my new york theme. he brought out the buildings more, added the eye, threw in the american eagle on top, put in the statue of liberty hand with the torch and added his script – the man is great!!!
that was in italy at my house (2007). he’s gonna finish my right arm soon before i go back to ny this summer…you see in the video i thought it was a picture camera cause i had the peace sign up for mad long then i saw this and realised it was a video.”
legendary nyc streetball tournament “hoops in the sun” (orchard beach, bx) and k1x gotta be the nastiest one-two punch in the big apple since ewing & starks! that’s why the bronx riviera roundball classic and your favorite got-next basketball brand have decided to join forces, in leaving a lasting impression on the mekka of streetball this summer!
“i feel this will become a great relationship between both brands,” says CEO Randy Cruz. “Both Hoops in the Sun and K1X are very well established companies and in making a decision on our next apparel company, it wasn’t easy but we felt this was the direction we wanted to go in. K1X was looking to be part of a basketball program that demonstrated professionalism and a prestigious track record, where their brand and their products can grow and expand throughout New York City and the Tri-State area and as always, we were looking to do something different. They showed great interest in trying to get us to acquire them for the 2008 season and I think that’s what made the difference in making a decision. I believe this can be a wonderful partnership not only for 2008 but for many years to come. I’m excited, I know K1X is excited as well, and we’re all looking forward to a new found relationship.”
k1x has successful distribution in over 30 countries world wide, and is set for initial u.s. launch at 250 foot locker doors, as well as premium partners like dr. jay’s this summer (later this may). with park baller icons like homicide, big game reid, primal fear, rick apodaca and cory underwood already holding it down in nyc, we are very proud to team up with a most legit institution like hoops in the sun! after all, it is boundless respect for competition, athletic skill and streetball culture, that is top priority for us both: play hard, don’t embarrass our products!