Excerpt: For every good basketball player, there’s a court where they learned their first crossover, made their first lay-up, or threw down their first dunk. Removed from the borders of sportsmanlike conduct, penalties or referees, the only thing that mattered was the game, a player’s skill, and the score when it was all over. That, and a healthy dose of trash talking. I’m not talking about the simplistic waving of hands in front of faces or shouting as a shot is made.
Excerpt: When you think of the game Street Hoops, you should think of the And 1 Mix tape or the Rucker. For those of you unfamiliar with the And 1 Mix tape, it’s a video that features highlights of some of the best street ballers in the country set to hip-hop music. The Rucker (or the Entertainers Basketball Classic) is a tournament that features some of the best street ballers and some NBA players such as Kobe Bryant and Baron Davis.
Excerpt: Uansett, street-basket er blitt seriøst, og utviklerne har absolutt forstått omfanget av denne kulturen. Street Hoops er basketball med en holdning; komplett med damer (populært kalt "hoes and bitches" i Hip-Hop-land), tatoveringer, ville frisyrer, og inneholder mer gull- og sølvtøy (som forøvrig kalles "blings") enn det finnes i smykkeskrinet til Dronning Sonja. Street Hoops tar som sagt basketballen tilbake til gata, og der er jo de fleste skitne triks lov.