Last Saturday, we teamed up with the Iceball 3-on-3 (“Are the Skills Still Ill in the Wind Chill?”) crew, to host the fourth edition of this unique winter-tournament. The action went down at West 4th Street (W. 4th & 6th Ave) also known as “The Cage”. “This is the only outdoor basketball tournament, which is held in the coldest month of the year, yet each year, we are able to get some of the toughest streetballers to come and compete” (founder Eric Henderson). “We are always looking to underline our “Play Hard” philosophy – and this bare-knuckle basketball bout illustrates what it’s all about” (Benji Kesselbach, K1X NYC). Players included streetball legends like Tim “Headache” Gittens (who’s team once again took home the victory) and Jay “Boogie” Brantley as well as Bronx-native Andre Martin, Jerrome Jones (Mt. Vernon), Jamaica-Queens resident Phillipe Gregoire, and Roudy “Movez Galore” St. Fleur (Brooklyn). The weather forecast for Saturday’s games was windy and cloudy weather with a high of 45° F and low of 28° F. Only in New York!
Video: King Zulu
Organisation: Eric J. Henderson & Benji Kesselbach