I wanted to show you our latest video. This is definitely a classic, its a clip from the Brazilian team playing against the Dyckman All-Stars. Here at Macleem, we’re trying to bring back real playground basketball. That is not a knock on those who can do the tricks or showboating moves on the court, but looking at this video you can see the negative impact of watching too many mixtapes will have on a player.
It’s one thing to use a move like this to your advantage but to showboat and then have nothing to show for it afterwards is an epic failure.
Better late than never ;) Here is the conclusion to Ukraine trip…
Fortunately for us, by now our bodies had gotten used to the time change and we had gotten a good night’s rest prior to our first game. We had a midday shoot around and during practice the me and K-Ups were given the assignment to run the backcourt during the actual game.
Several hours later, the real game was about to begin. The turnout was really good. The crowd was excited to see American basketball players in person. During our warm ups, we took a little time out to interact with them. They were really surprised because their home team was the polar opposite of us. When they warmed up they were unresponsive to the crowd calling to get the attention of specific players. It reminded us of the opening scene for Rocky 5, we got our Apollo Creed on and entertained the crowd and lightened the tension in the air. After the national anthems for both teams played it was showtime.
The game was very physical, which did not come as a surprise to many of us. In European basketball, they often let the players play which can be dangerous at times if play gets out of hand. Thankfully nobody got hurt. The scored seesawed for most of the first 3 quarters. Towards the final quarter the Ukrainian national team pulled ahead with key outside shooting which gave them the win (by 9 points).
Here are some quick highlights of Jay at the TWC (Together We Chill) game.
While watching the Redeem Team put the finishing touches on Spain this morning to capture the gold medal. I began to remember our own international experiences and how we left our readers hanging (my bad). The conclusion to our Ukraine exhibition game will be posted shortly (along with video highlights from the game). Thanks for being patient.
In honor of the Redeem Team (aka Dream Team 3), here is the BEST performance of the American National Anthem ever (I dare you to find one better than Marvin Gaye’s performance, I’ll put a free Macleem t-shirt on the line!!)
Here’s a clip of Mugsy going at Headache during the recent exhibition game of TWC Allstars versus Team LUB (Brazil).
You thought we were joking around? There is plenty more highlights, right now we’re in the studio editing several hours worth of footage so we can bring you the best of this past weekend’s events in Harlem, as the Brazilian basketball team (LUB) came to play against all stars from Dyckman/TWC/Kingdome.