On Friday, Team Fat Joe Melo defeated Team Kidd-Gilchrist, 76-67. It was tight for most of the way but near the end the Fat Joe Melo squad took over and ended it. Speaking of Team Fat Joe Melo, Fat Joe and Carmelo Anthony were there to support! They were there just as the park was getting packed. Also there was Cleanthony Early, the Knicks draft pick from this year. Also, we were invited to an Inside Streetball segment with the announcer Cha-Ching and a couple of players that had done well from both sides. So, here is the segment that the Inside Streetball team worked hard on and I think it came out great.
Here is the Behind the Scenes video.
I also met a streetball legend, Shane the dribble machine. You can follow him on Instagram and twitter with the tag @dribblemachine. Anyway, he was really nice to meet and he was very kind to us. I hope I can see him at another tournament sometime soon.
So, to sum it up, team Fat Joe Melo comes away victorious and the Tri-State Classic was very excited to see Carmelo himself be there. I hope I can see him again sometime. Anyway, thanks for reading and please comment!
When I went to the Tri-State Classic last Friday, I got the chance to meet the NBA’s own Gilbert Arenas. He is a really nice person and he was a pleasure to meet. He is really nice and cool to hang out with. When I saw him, I could not believe it was him and I actually also got to interview him! So, here is the interview down below.
Well, this was the Gilbert Arenas interview and it was an honor to meet him. Also, the other Rucker Park and Tri-State Classic interviews will be coming out soon. Anyway, thanks for reading and please comment!
When I went to the Tri-State Classic, I met streetball coach Fat Joe. I’ve seen him in many streetball shows like the blackout and many more. It was truly an honor meeting him and to be honest, it was really nerve wracking. It turns out, he is a very chill and cool person and he was really nice to me and my brother. He also allowed me to interview him. So, here is the interview with streetball coach Fat Joe.
I also met Mousey from the Tri-State Classic. He runs the tournament and was very nice to me and Chris. He is a fun person to hang around.
This was my interview with Fat Joe at the Tri-State Classic. I had a lot of fun there and I hope to go back there soon. Well, thanks for reading and please comment! Coming out tomorrow is my interview with Gilbert Arenas!
When my brother and I went to the Rucker for the second time we got a chance to interview Anthony Mason Jr. from Ooh-Way Records. If you did not know, he is the son of Knicks legend Anthony Mason. Mason Jr is a very nice person and an extremely athletic player. He was kind enough to let me interview him and he is great person to hang out with. So, here is the video interview.
Below is the podcast version.
His coach on Ooh Way Records, Sonny, is a really nice person as well but when it is game time he gets intense. Other than that, he was nice enough to let me and my brother get a picture with him and he is a cool person to hang out with in general. Check out his blog: http://oohway1523.blogspot.com/
This was my interview with Anthony Mason Jr. at Rucker Park. By the way, it was his first year at the EBC Rucker Park tournament! Exclusive interviews coming out this week including Fat Joe, Gilbert Arenas and streetball and NYC legends like Happy Feet, Total Package, Anti-Freeze including Mousey and the Tri-State Classic! . Don't forget to check out the Blog tomorrow and view Chris's first interview ever featuring Anthony Mason Jr.. Thanks for reading and please comment!
Other than Kemba Walker, I also met and interviewed CEO Greg Marius, a great commentator in Hannibal, and I have some footage of live gameplay from Rucker! So, here is part 2 of 3 Rucker Park segments.
When I met Greg Marius, he was a really nice person and even allowed me to interview him about how he organizes everything. He is a really nice guy and once you meet him, you may not want to leave him. He explained to me how much the game of basketball means to him and how much fun he has organizing some great tournaments every step of the way. He was also kind enough to let me interview him. So, here is the podcast.
I also met commentator Hannibal who was also really nice and you will probably here his voice on the YouTube video. He likes to say boy boy a lot and was really fun to hang out with. I’m extremely happy that I got to meet him and his assistant.
Well, that is what I got. Part 2 of 3 of the Rucker Park interviews and more is complete. The video of Rucker Park and its players is directly below. Thanks for reading and please comment!
On Thursday (July 10th), I visited one of basketball’s greatest street ball parks, Rucker Park. I got the true New York experience and I got to see some great players including one known as Kemba Walker play on the hardwood. I’ll get to that stuff in a second. Anyway, the experience at Rucker Park really gave me a good sense of what street ball looks like. There was lots of dunking and crossover moves that got the crowd ooh-ing and aah-ing. It was packed and it was not easy to find a seat to watch these players ball out, but if you got in you would definitely know that it was worth waiting in line. I also interviewed many players at Rucker which I will talk about in upcoming blogs but today I will talk about interviewing Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker.
Kemba Walker is a very nice person to be with and I am happy he gave me the opportunity to interview him. After this interview, I realized that he was not just a guy that put people on the floor doing beautiful crossovers, but he is a very normal person just like me and you and I have just became one of his biggest fans. Anyway, here is the interview with the one and only Charlotte Hornets starting point guard Kemba Walker.
This is part 1 of the EBC Rucker Park tournament coverage. Last night, team Montana (Kemba’s team) defeated team Madoff 92-88. More coverage and interviews coming up soon for the blog. Thanks for reading and please comment!
In the land of free agency, there are a lot of possibilities. Fans can’t help but dream of the remote chance that Carmelo, LeBron, or Dwyane Wade will sign up with their team. Here’s what I’d like to see happen and what I think will happen with some of the most wanted free agents of this summer. For Carmelo, I’d obviously like to see him stay with New York because of all he has done for the Knicks. I think he will end up staying with New York after looking at other options. I believe this for a simple reason. He always wanted to come to New York when he was in Denver and he finally got here. I feel like there is no way he is going to leave New York. Once you make it here, you want to stay here.
What I’d like to see happen is for LeBron to go back to Cleveland. I think it would be funny deciding between Kyrie, Andrew Wiggins, and LeBron James to take the final shot in a Cleveland game. In my opinion, it’s Kyrie for the game-winning shot out of those three. However, in the end, I think he will stay with Miami. He wanted Shabazz Napier to come badly. He kept tweeting about him and persuading him to come to Miami and Napier came. I just don’t see him leaving Miami at this point.
Lastly, I want D-Wade to leave Miami. I don’t really care where he goes after that, just get out of Miami. However, I think he will unfortunately stay with Miami because he’s pretty comfortable there as the team leader and nobody else really wants him. He already has the best player in basketball taking a second seat to him. I just cannot see him leaving Miami to go to another team and having to get used to the other players.
Here are some other notable free agents that are worth mentioning:
Chris Bosh: I think he will stay in Miami. I can’t see the Big three splitting apart.
Eric Bledsoe: I think he may move but it would be hard for him to say bye to Phoenix.
Luol Deng: It’s anyone’s guess but if I had to choose, I think he will be find a home in Miami or possibly LA if Carmelo took that route.
Pau Gasol: Sadly, I think Pau will be moved to Miami because he has been talking with Pat Riley.
Nate Robinson: I believe that he will stay with Denver.
Lance Stephenson: I think he will move, but I don’t know where. I can see him fitting in nicely with the Knicks.
Evan Turner: He should be moved, but I don’t think he will go anywhere.
Well, that is what I got. I think this should be an interesting free agency period and it should be very cool. What do you think about this year’s free agency period? Who goes where? Anyway, thanks for reading and please comment!
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.