Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 5:24 pm  |  23 responses

Video: New York City with Shammgod

Our friends at Converse Basketball are always willing to do things different. They like to embrace players who are ready to bring it anytime, anywhere, anyhow. A few months ago, we teamed up with them for the Heaven is a Playground event, which was off the hook.

A new move by Converse was linking up with the great God Shammgod, a New York City legend who always brings it, whether he’s at home or playing overseas. SLAM has loved Shamm for the longest, as this classic piece by Alan Paul indicates.

Beyond his great play and personality, Shammgod is a creative spirit that is known for having one of the greatest handles of all time. Those handles are seen most clearly in his signature move, “The Shammgod.”

Check out this fresh cut in which Converse captured Shammgod’s creativity. Dude says it all when he talks about his belief that he can… “shake my own shadow.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne


  • http://www.Twitter/notebooknick NotebookNick

    Extremely. Good to see Shamm getting some love.

  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    ShamWOW. Dude had handles before anybody.

  • http://huhwhatandwhere.com Coincidence UNO

    Not bad Converse, not bad.

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    Beat is nice too. You cannot hate on God. Favorite name eva, by a mile.

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Khalid Reeves.

  • Tim

    It’s funny because Michael passed on Converse because back then they didn’t want to do anything different.

  • kwame

    he can shake mah shadow…dude is God hah

  • Shadojoker

    Good lookin out Converse!!!

  • underdog

    Now, that’s a good ad.

  • http://www.yougotdunkedon.com LilKDub503

    Ooooh, I remember that piece in the mag about him, and thought little of him until I actually looked up the move. Then I figured out that some silly nonsense move I did and didn’t know where it came from when I was like 7 had been invented and made beautiful by a playground legend, God Shammgod himself. Love this clip.

  • kevin lyde

    BIG shout out to Khalid Reeves!!!

  • Yesse

    He should really play in D-League, europe or even in the bench of the Nba.

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Chris Mullin.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Alan Paul

    This is great. happy to have it up here and proud to be linked to Shamm.

  • http://slamonline.com shakin_N_bakin

    GREAT VIDEO!!! “I can shake my own shadow” – Instant Classic, quote by GOD SHAMMGOD…Much love Shamm, if youre reading this, you are truly a ROLE MODEL for any young baller….you could have easily given up after the NBA stint didnt work out, but youve kept playing (places Im sure you didnt even imagine playing in back in PC)….keep Shakin n bakin, peace!

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Dontonio Wingfield.

  • nastierthanu2

    My boy played at providence with him and he told me that sham would be on the stair master and would crouch down real low and put the ball between his legs as he worked out. He would dribble he would just stay low and work his handles. Very Focused. Shout out to Buzz Murdock

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/CathedralsRecords?feature=mhw4 Earl

    What a legend. :)

  • http://www.kwapt.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Shoutout to Deez

  • blackmamba24

    Hot vid yo!! Makes me wanna go out and buy some converse shoes right now! Not even Wade made me wanna buy converse shoes, but put Shammgod on your converse endorsers, and Im in!!!

  • ODB

    One of the best ballers around. Too bad he’s not in the NBA. He’d seriously embarrass some players right now.

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