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The New York City Barack Obama All Star Basketball Camp is ILL
Please join basketball’s greatest super stars to benefit the Obama Campaign in New York City
Featuring:Carmelo Anthony, Harrison Barnes, Chris Bosh, Vince Carter, Nick Collison, Jamal Crawford, Patrick Ewing, Penny Hardaway, Juwan Howard, Kyrie Irving, Antwan Jamison, Joe Johnson, Dahntay Jones, Tracy McGrady, Alonzo Mourning, Chandler Parson, Paul Pierce, Austin Rivers, Rajon Rondo, Steve Smith, Dawn Staley, Sheryl Swoopes, Etan Thomas, John Wall
More players to be announced soon!

What:
Obama Victory Fund 2012 - All-Star Event in NYCThe Fantasy Camp: Hoopsters and Obama supporters will have the opportunity to participate in a once in a lifetime behind the scenes basketball experience with some of basketball’s greats. Adults and children will have the chance to learn from the best through a series of activities simulating a professional practice experience. In addition to skill training, players and legends will share their training regiments as well as their personal insights on the game. Lastly, participants will be divided into teams and compete against each other while being coached by their hardwood heroes!
Where:
Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers (23rd Street and West Side Highway) New York, NY
When:
Wednesday, August 22, 20122:00 PM
Click Here for more info my ninja!

The New York City Barack Obama All Star Basketball Camp is ILL

Please join basketball’s greatest super stars to benefit the Obama Campaign in New York City

Featuring:
Carmelo Anthony, Harrison Barnes, Chris Bosh, Vince Carter, Nick Collison, Jamal Crawford, Patrick Ewing, Penny Hardaway, Juwan Howard, Kyrie Irving, Antwan Jamison, Joe Johnson, Dahntay Jones, Tracy McGrady, Alonzo Mourning, Chandler Parson, Paul Pierce, Austin Rivers, Rajon Rondo, Steve Smith, Dawn Staley, Sheryl Swoopes, Etan Thomas, John Wall

More players to be announced soon!

Barack Obama

What:

Obama Victory Fund 2012 - All-Star Event in NYC

The Fantasy Camp: Hoopsters and Obama supporters will have the opportunity to participate in a once in a lifetime behind the scenes basketball experience with some of basketball’s greats. Adults and children will have the chance to learn from the best through a series of activities simulating a professional practice experience. In addition to skill training, players and legends will share their training regiments as well as their personal insights on the game. Lastly, participants will be divided into teams and compete against each other while being coached by their hardwood heroes!

Where:

Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers
(23rd Street and West Side Highway)
New York, NY

When:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
2:00 PM

Click Here for more info my ninja!

Break-away clothes are ILL

I’m predicting Thom Browne will be introducing break-away suits for his Fall 2013 line

The USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team posing like the Rock Steady Crew is ILL

Rock Steady Crew

 Evidence of just how ILL and all influencing Hip Hop culture is on a brotha’s perception of dopeness.

Nike Rivington Court Summer League is ILL

Brothas going hard in the paint in the Lower East Side, Manhattan NYC

Lower East Side Vandals are ILL

Welcome to the L.E.S Nike Basketball!

Location:Nike Rivington Court, Manhattan, NYC

Nike Summer Basketball on Rivington St in the L.E.S, Manhattan NY is ILL

Nike + Rivington Court
Terrence Ross’s Swag At The NBA Draft Lottery Is ILL
I officially declare Terrance Ross as the FLYEST cat at the NBA Draft Lottery.  Dude laid the murder game down with the outfit.  The jack is tailored well.  The light grey suit, and powder blue gingham shirt are ILL summer colors.  Homeboy took it to another level with the bow tie.  All the other brothas wore ties, but Terrance knows it’s all about the details.  The details are what let a brotha stand out from the lames, and he had the cojones to rock an ILL detail on the biggest stage yet of his career. AND my ninja matched the color or his pocket square with the color of his shirt!  I SEE YOU TERRANCE!  I didn’t know NBA players were hiring fashion stylists now before they even start their first season!
Honorable mention must be given to my man Jeremy Lamb. 

This brotha came in a close second with a well tailored light grey suit, skinny black tie, brushed metal tie clip, white button down shirt with the ILL black buttons (Details Son! DETAILS!) And the light pink silk pocket square for that extra swag.
I was very pleased to see neither of these brothas wearing earrings too.  Earrings are for ladies, Dipset, and little boys.  Not for grown-ass men.  Shout out to Killa Cam, ASAP Rocky and all my WAVY Uptown ninjas!

Terrence Ross’s Swag At The NBA Draft Lottery Is ILL

I officially declare Terrance Ross as the FLYEST cat at the NBA Draft Lottery.  Dude laid the murder game down with the outfit.  The jack is tailored well.  The light grey suit, and powder blue gingham shirt are ILL summer colors.  Homeboy took it to another level with the bow tie.  All the other brothas wore ties, but Terrance knows it’s all about the details.  The details are what let a brotha stand out from the lames, and he had the cojones to rock an ILL detail on the biggest stage yet of his career. AND my ninja matched the color or his pocket square with the color of his shirt!  I SEE YOU TERRANCE!  I didn’t know NBA players were hiring fashion stylists now before they even start their first season!

Honorable mention must be given to my man Jeremy Lamb. 

Jeremy Lamb NBA Lottery

This brotha came in a close second with a well tailored light grey suit, skinny black tie, brushed metal tie clip, white button down shirt with the ILL black buttons (Details Son! DETAILS!) And the light pink silk pocket square for that extra swag.

I was very pleased to see neither of these brothas wearing earrings too.  Earrings are for ladies, Dipset, and little boys.  Not for grown-ass men.  Shout out to Killa Cam, ASAP Rocky and all my WAVY Uptown ninjas!

The Cage at West 4th St, Manhattan, NYC is ILL

Dekalb Market in Brooklyn is ILL and Doin It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC is ILL

Last night Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn featured a free outdoor screening of Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Lov aka Cucumber Slice’s documentary movie about street ball in NYC.  The weather was dope tonight my ninja and Dekalb Market is an ILL spot for posting up outdoors in the summer time with your crew.

AND if you are any type of legit basketball player then you need to peep this flick.  New York City is the world’s basketball Mecca and this documentary depicted in an entertaining way street ball in New York. If you are not a New Yorker or don’t live in New York but have played real playground basketball with real cats then you will identify with much of the playground stories, and unspoken rules discussed in the documentary.  This movie had me cracking up at times hearing the stories these playground legends told as I have experienced many of them myself as a life long playground baller.

Real recognize real son, and this movie is as real and ILL as it gets.   Peep the trailer down bottom

Individuality is ILL

B. , do yourself a favor that will ensure you and your crew will always look crispy, like leaders of the pack, and book fine honey’s.  When you and your team are stepping out to poly and build don’t all of y’all wear the same accessories, or outfits. 

I shouldn’t have to explain this, but dam, peep the picture above.  And those dudes pay people to dress them.  You would think it would be common sense that when out in public or even in private dressing like your boy makes y’all look like a couple.   And not the type of couple women will notice and   think “dam they are fine”, but more likely think “dam they make a cute couple”.  You don’t want women thinking you and your boy make a cute couple homie. 

So do yourself a favor and make sure when you are chillin with your team y’all aren’t dressed the same because individuality is ILL.  Be a leader, not a follower.  Individual men lead, and then watch as the fine ladies follow.  Swag.