by Lang Whitaker

Contest! Free stuff!

One week before the season gets going, and I thought we’d enter the weekend with a giveaway.

On next Tuesday, October 21, the DVD for the documentary Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot will be available in stores. If you haven’t heard about the movie, it chronicles 8 players’ day to day lives leading up to the 2006 Elite 24 game at Rucker Park — Michael Beasley, Kevin Love, Jerryd Bayless, Donte Greene, Brandon Jennings, Kyle Singler, Tyreke Evans and Lance Stephenson. And it was directed by Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys. So yeah, it’s really dope.

And SLAM’s got an exclusive giveaway for you.

If you want to get Gunnin’ on DVD, you can either hit your local media store on Tuesday — or if you’re in NYC you can hit the Virgin Megastore in Union Square, where Adam will be signing DVDs at 6:30 p.m. — or you can write a few sentences below and have the chance to win not only a copy of the double-disc DVD set, but also a limited-edition Gunnin’ BAPE t-shirt.

So what’s the contest? Easy. Since the film is about high school ballers trying to make it big, I’d like for each of you to write about the best high school baller you’ve ever seen play in person. Who was it? What made them so amazing? What do you remember about seeing them play?

You’ve got until Tuesday morning to get your answers in. I’ll pick a couple of winners and announce them on The Links next week.

That’s it. Get to writing.