Vincent M. Mallozzi

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  • 14 years ago

    As the West Fourth Street Basketball League begins postseason play, keep your eyes and ears open for such asphalt stars as the next Marbury clone, a glass-cleaner named Darren, and a gang that can shoot straight. Here's a rundown of the top teams ...

  • 15 years ago

    "What are we in? What are we in?" Coach Chaz Dudley yells at his players on a recent Sunday, reminding them to, for God's sake, play some defense. "'What are we in?' We's in a blowout," booms West 4th Street's announcer, a soft chuckle falling out...

  • 15 years ago

    Ghetto President dived for a ball streaking out of bounds, got his finger tips on it, and just before tumbling to the asphalt, put up a beautiful shot that turned Ace's mug redder than the Jack of Diamonds. "Goddammit!" barked Ace, jumping in the ...

  • 15 years ago

    It was early spring, but basketballs were already in full bloom by the time Baron Davis hit town to shoot one of Nike's popular "Freestyle" hoop-hop commercials that seem more like music videos than sneaker ads. In the commercials, NBA stars, look...

  • 15 years ago

    "Weave!" Long before the exclamation point, Sebastian Telfair was gone. Darting around Grady players as if they were folding chairs, the Lincoln High School point guard ended a blurry sojourn that began at the top of the key by picking up his drib...

  • 15 years ago

    Jack Curran, the legendary basketball coach at Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, rolled his 70-year-old eyes last week in response to several preseason national polls which have ranked his Stanners among the top dozen or so teams in the cou...


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