remember our limited “white boy with hops” and “brother with range” tees? most of you loved them, some of you hated them…obviously, they messed with two of basketballs favorite racial cliches. we featured the above ad (which pictures team k1x alley-oop monster roberto aufiero and rasheed sparks) in slam magazines 10th anniversary issue, back in the winter of 2003.
one of our team k1x dunkers actually got his nickname from the notorious white boy tee. fabian greiser, 21, of rosenheim is probably the best dunker in germany today. an astoundingly wide array of dunks, surgeon-like precision and crazy hops made him the back-to-back slam dunk champion at germany`s nr.1 streetball event, the nba basketball challenge (2004 & 2005).
fabian was invited by our friends over at streetball.co.uk, to participate in their fifth annual all-star game. held at chessington square in south london, the game always features the flashiest ballers from the uk (and beyond). this year, the “flashiest player” award went to 6′ 8″ matthew bryan. matthew (18) is currently at south kent high school in connecticut and has commited to the university of washington for the 2007/08 season. it was fabian who shut down the dunk contest by jumping over everything and everyone. peep the highlight video here (thanks greg!).
p.s.: you can learn more about the lively u.k. streetball scene and see videos from the previous 4 street all-star games in the video section of streetball.co.uk.