Saturday, February 23, 2008
Bounce has been around for a minute now and is like a graffiti magazine about basketball. They always drop knowledge on some dope streetball shit. Check out their newest issue, if you can find it, for an incredible oral history of the white players of the New York City playgrounds.
Not only do they go in-depth on Jack Ryan, Randy "White Chocolate" Gill, Grayson "The Professor" Boucher, but they get into other, almost forgotten white playground ballers like Chris Avignone, Billy Rieser, even Ron Naclerio gets his props.
There is also an interview with Tommy Baker, a ball handling wiz, who runs with the NYC based "Street Godz" crew I wrote about for SLAMONLINE once. As a whole, Street Godz is pretty dope, but Baker is the Bobby Brown of this New Edition to the alternative basketball landscape. I've seen Tommy, who is from the UK, do his thing live and man, he puts on a dope optical scene.