HEART & SOUL OF NEW YORK CITY
Playground basketball is where it all started. Playground basketball is where talent is honed and friendships are made. It’s where neighborhoods gather and where skills and sweat are a currency. That’s especially true for the mecca of basketball, New York City. Nowhere else do streetball tournaments, players and games attract a quasi-religious following. Dollars, pride and bragging rights are on the line.
The clip features action from K1X affiliated tournaments in Harlem (“Together We Chill” and “Kingdome Classic”) and the Lower East Side (“Lower Manhattan Classic”) as well as a variety of other city courts and an impressive array of cameos by iconic players, opinion leading heads and a bunch of regular dudes.
"This world is about love. The sooner off everybody understands that, the better off everybody will be."
A short film exploring the life of Indian orphan, Kengava Satish Kumar.
"Now when the sun comes up, I know He has a great plan for my life."
Thank you for giving me hope. Thank you for giving me faith. Thank you for showing me God.
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY #1
On the night of May, 10, 1933 during World War II, the Nazis burned “un-German” books.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #2
May 11, 1997
Gary Kasparov, the world’s strongest chess player loses to IBM’s computer; Deep Blue.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #3
May 12, 1949
The Soviet Union announces the lift of the Berlin Blockade.
May 12, 1970
Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs hits his 500th home run.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #4
May 13, 1981
Pope John Paul II is shot in the Vatican by Mehmet Ali Agca.
The Pope survived and forgives Mehmet.
"It is in forgiving that we are forgiven"
- St. Francis of Assisi
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #5
The sport known as American Football actually has Canadian roots. American Football spawned from a strange rugby-type game played in Montreal in 1865. The sport became very popular at McGill University.
On May 14, 1874, McGill University challenged Harvard University to a football match. This match marked the beginning of the evolution of football in the United States.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #6
May 15, 1928
Mickey Mouse makes his first cartoon debut.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #7
May 16, 1770
Marie Antoinette, aged 14, married future King Louis XVI, aged 15.
Time lapse of Eyjafjallajökull erupting by Sean Stiegemeier
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #8
May 17, 1792
24 merchant-brokers agreed to trade with each other and establish minimum commission rates by signing the, “Buttonwood Agreement”. The men met under a buttonwood tree on the present-day Wall Street. This agreement is marked as the beginning of the New York Stock Exchange.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #9
May 18, 1804
Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself as the Emperor of France.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #10
Henry VIII wanted a male heir and Anne did not produce that for him. He accused her of treason, adultery and incest. On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded after she was found guilty of these three crimes despite her strong defensive remarks at court. The next day, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour were betrothed (engaged). Ten days later, Jane Seymour was pregnant.