we’re Going to do a test. Imagine a major city. It is not capital, but it is known worldwide. Everything there is big. It is the center of many technological operations and scientific, but it is also the birthplace of basketball. The passion for different areas of life are radical to the far end. Everything is lived to the fullest. Do you already know of what I speak, right?
Exactly. The city of skyscrapers, the city with the Apple store largest in the world and the city with more cache. New York is a city of basketball. Breathes the national sport through its streets. Perhaps the ultimate expression of this passion for the sport that dominated Jordan years ago, and who now inherits James so tyrannical lies in Rucker Park, the mecca of American basketball.
In the famous neighborhood of Harlem, at the intersection of road 155 and eighth avenue, we find this famous park which houses basketball competitions street historical. Since 1946 there is the tradition of streetball and playground. The Entertainer’s Basketball Classic (EBC) has hosted basketball competitions outdoor legendary, with a holdings of legends like Abdul-Jabbar, Chamberlain, or Julius Erving.
The Big Apple is often directly related to the basketball for the Knicks and the mythical Madison Square Garden, but rarely speaks of Rucker Park. The trees, the iron bridge that thins both sides and the brick buildings that you see behind the baskets give the park an atmosphere of naturalness brutal. Harlem is lucky enough to witness matches street-level spectacular.
In 1980, he lived the first appointment large park. To 1,000 spectators witnessed a clash between groups of music-The Disco Four and The Crash Crew. The EBC and Rucker Park began to continue and to grow, being recognized to their meetings as a show worth seeing. Illustrious figures like Puff Daddy, Jay-Z or Fat Joe began to take teams more professional for the show is not to decline. Until Stern was with Bill Clinton to visit the area.
But without a doubt the experience and the statements that led to the emergence of Rucker Park in the panorama baloncestístico u.s. occurred in 1999, when Allen Iverson said after having competed there that “it was the best experience of his career.” Durant, two summers ago, came as a surprise that no-one knew it and scored 66 points with the fans stunned and crazed by the presence of the superstar of the Thunder.
But what was really at the park to see players of quality and it is not only a kick around of the typical? Of course not. In Rucker Park breathes basketball quality. The games they play are faced with the ultimate rivalry, with the aim to humiliate the opponent in front of everyone who wants to get close and have free access to the stands.
Learn not only done in schools or universities, if not graduate, you can ganártelas in Rucker Park, a day-to-day, humiliation after humiliation. Players like Telfair, Marbury or Rafer Alston have been here and stars of the future as Jennings and Kemba Walker also left their mark in the park.