Rucker Park's 50th Anniversary is this year 2015. Several events have been lined up and the first Press Conference occurred at Prime One 16 Steak Restaurant this past Wednesday which introduced the Legends from 2-5pm on August 5, 2015.
See the interviews with Legends from Bob McCulloch, Sr., Richard "Pee Wee" Kirkland, Bill "Poodle" Willoughby (who blocked Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Hook shot at it's peak, Bobby "Bingo" Smith, Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond, Calvin Ramsey and more!
This was a great experience and more to come next week! So enjoy the 50th Anniversary Press Conference Legends Interview (PART 1) here consists of Pee Wee Kirland, Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond and Calvin Ramsey:
Part II of the Interviews can be seen here at Christian's Corner (click on the button below). The interviews there include Bob McCulloch, Bill "Poodle" Willoughby and Bobby "Bingo" Smith. View the Legends Interviews Part 2 by clicking the button below out...
This Press Conference was held at PrimeOne16 Eatery thanks to Mercedes Corona (Manager) who was the best host there can be.
And a special photo section of the event at Prime One 16 Steakhouse can be found by clicking the button below:
Last night was draft night and I could not have spent it in a better way, at Clyde's Wine and Dine. We met arguably the greatest New York Knick of all time Walt “Clyde” Frazier. He was a really awesome and relaxed guy and he was surely a pleasure to meet. Also, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Tim Hardaway Jr, Langston Galloway, and Cleanthony Early were all in attendance and we had a good time chatting and taking photos.
Now to the exciting part....the Draft itself! The fan reaction at Clyde's Wine and Dine was not too forthcoming, but the reasoning behind that is that the pick for number 4 that Phil Jackson made was for a relatively unknown overseas player as opposed to the popular choice(s) that pre-draft predictions (including us) thought he would go with.
Kristaps Porzingis is a well-rounded center and has a solid jumpshot and he will be impossible to block from long range. The best part about him is that he has a lot of potential for a 7 foot center that is only 19 years old and has a knockdown jumper. I think that he can help the Knicks in these ways.
Also, when we were getting a picture with Tim Hardaway Jr, he told me to turn my Knicks hat around and told me and my two brothers that he doesn't play with New York anymore. We were devastated and we told him good luck with his next team. The trade was for Tim Hardaway Jr to Atlanta for Jerani Grant to the Knicks and the Wizards receive Kelly Oubre.
Also, Phil Jackson traded another two future second round draft picks for a second rounder, Guillermo Hernangomez. So, Phil Jackson's decisions last night have many people feeling very unsure about what he is trying to do with New York. I cannot figure out what he is trying to do either. Anyway, Langston Galloway allowed my brother and I to interview him. So, here is the first part of the interview.
If you want to see Christian's part of the interview, click on this link: http://www.nbabrothers.com/christians-corner/draft-day-at-clydes-wine-and-dine
In conclusion, it was a very great time at Clyde's Wine and Dine but Phil Jackson's decisions were very questionable in my eyes. What do you guys think? Was Kristaps Porzingis the right choice? Should we have kept Hardaway? Let me know in the comments below. 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.