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Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 11:42 am  |  28 responses

Giveaway: Sons of the City: New York DVD

Leave a comment and win a NY hoops DVD!

New York is nothing if not a basketball city. From Bob Cousy to Tiny Archibald to Bernard King to Chris Mullin, a series of NY-bred hoopers exists within every new generation of professional bball players.

A new DVD, Sons of the City: New York (pictured below), is celebrating the greatest players from New York who went on to live their dreams of success and stardom in the NBA. Out now, this DVD is loaded with interviews and special features and is the perfect gift for any fan of the game. Fortunately for y’all, SLAM is giving one away. All you have to do is answer the question below in the comment section, and we’ll select our favorite and send them a DVD. Fair enough?

Good luck!

Who’s your favorite New York City basketball player of all time, and why???


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  • http://bulls.com airs

    this might be an obscure choice but i’ll go with Skip, rafer alston.
    imma be real and say i didn’t follow any of those guys up there and none of them really appealed to me, or they were before my time…and im from chicago.
    but seeing a dude from and1 make it to the league was just dope to me.

  • Sergio Dominguez

    I would have to say my favorite was Mark Jackson. He was a floor general and I like how he controlled his team and made his teammates better

  • http://bulls.com airs

    btw, have you guys picked winners for those Tshirts and the Drose jersey??

  • http://slamonline.com/ Adam Figman

    airs: DRose jersey is done, yeah, but we’ll be giving away another DRose tee along with a bunch of other stuff on Twitter this week and next.

  • kevin

    Earl “The GOAT” Manigault. Kareem Abdul Jabbar called him the Goat – “Greatest of All-Time” and said he was the best player he ever went up against. At 6’1″ he was known for his ups and invented the double dunk. The double dunk is where you slam the ball in with one hand, catch it from under the rim with the other and slam the ball in again before landing. He was also deadly accurate from long range. The best never to make it pro. Big ups to Cheadle that portrayed his life story in “Rebound”

  • http://Nba.com GP23

    ^ Daammn. You beat me too it !

  • http://www.lemonaid.de jmart

    mr. chibbs – kenny anderson all day!

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Nate.
    Because, my father used to ball with him when they were young.

  • http://Nba.com GP23

    I would have to go with Sebastian Telfair. Man, this guy was a high school phenom. I remember watching his “through the fire” documentary, and I was blown away. (btw, I recommend to everyone who is reading this to go watch it). Anyway, he was just a superb offensive threat, and for his size he was dominating inside the zone with his speed and quickness around the rim. He would drop 50 regularly. A coney island prodigy.

  • Connor

    Da GOAT MJ why? Do I need to explain?

  • http://www.double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Ed “Booger” Smith. Coulda, shoulda, woulda…..man. This kid was insane. I had a chance to meet him while I was living in NY and he still has it. I, like so many other people wonder what could’ve been. He had the court vision of Stockton, the handles of Isaiah, and the scoring mentality of Hardaway (Anyone, Penny, Tim). NY bball gods giveth, and taketh. Gotta be strong willed to make it out there.

  • OEasy

    Marbury. Simply because he was that dude when I was coming up, including his coverage in Slam. I still remember the Junior’s press conference like it was yesterday…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apWkI9binS8
    http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2007/12/04/alg_marbury-family.jpg

  • OEasy

    But it’s kind of wild they didn’t put Kareem on that cover…

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Damn, who won the Rose jersey?
    There were like 285-plus comments on that.
    I actually vouched for someone else on that one though, I’m happy with my autographed Rose jersey I got.
    Oh, and co-sign jmart.
    Kenny Anderson.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Gheorghe Muresan is from Transylvania.

  • Chau Man

    The image of Kenny Anderson immediately arises, when asking about favourite NYC baller. A very crafty south-paw, not to mention a small guy who carries a large swagger. He’s got my respect.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    My favorite NY baller of all time= Rod Strickland. Long before the grey hair and DUI’s he was a hellava player on my Blazers. At one point (IMO) he was the best pg in the west not named Stockton. (side note) Slam’s top 500 is a nice piece of work, but where was Vashon Leonard, and J.R. Rider? And why is Bosh ranked so high??? (above Oakley and other great PFs)

  • Russ M

    Tiny Archibald. He is what an NYC point guard is suppossed to be. He was both flashy and smart. And, he did it with style.
    He went behind the back, through the legs with his handle and his passes on the regular. But never to simply make the highlight reels. He did it cause it was the best and most effective move at that moment.
    And as for style. Nobody has rocked a pair of kicks the way he rocked those hi-top blue suede pro-keds back in the day. Not only did they look HOT, but Pro-keds were the NYC shoe of the streets at the time.

  • rob stewart

    Starbury. He had the perfect combination of strength, size, quickness, hype, height, heart, hops, courtvision, and a jumpshot as well. I know he ruined it by ingesting vaseline but he used to chew up, digest, and defecate oponents.

  • serevei

    Wataru Misaka. He made it all possible.

    Wataru Misaka was the first non Caucasian player in the NBA after being drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1947 BAA draft. Without him none of the other great players such as Walt Frazier, Earl Manigault or Tiny Archibald would have been able to play. Thus I’d like to thank Mr Misaka for creating today’s NBA

  • IWILLRISE

    Jesus Shuttlesworth! You know he got game!

  • Chris V

    Nate “Tiny” Archibald i think he is the epitimome of the new york city point guard he was a legend from the bronx and he might have been the most deadly combination of flash and substance that the point guard position has ever seen as far as nyc point guards. Im 16 years old and i try to model my game after tiny because i think hes what nyc is all about. I think NYC has the best and most storied basketball tradition ever.. hopefully one day people will be reading and talking about me in the same light as tiny.. I know thats a stretch but hey.. dreaming big is what New York is all about..

  • Daniel Dragicevich

    It would have to be Corey “Homicide” Williams. Allthough he didn’t make the pros, he is recognised as one of the best streetballers of all time. Right now he just finished off a season tearing it up in Australia.

  • Taranvir

    My favorite player from New York City of all time would definitely be Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. What can I say about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He was a 6 time NBA Champion, 6 time MVP, 19 time NBA All Star, Rookie of the Year, along with many other important feats. Too many, he was one of the greatest centers of all time. I believe the same, because of the way he played his game and didn’t give up. Kareem played along with Magic Johnson and James Worthy, and they were known as “The Big Three” of that time. Together, they won many NBA Championships and they were a dominant force. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is stilled remembered today for making the “Sky Hook” famous and for being one of the greatest players.

  • shaun

    Usually I’d pick a player that has amazing stats, achievements, and a great story to go with and then I’d go on a rant using his rings as proof for why he was the best (the easy answer being Kareem.) But the question was not who was the best, it was who was your favourite. In a time where we award natural talent instead of time spent in the gym, I will use only two words (Kanye West-style) to pick my favourite NYC baller – “hard work.” And the person that epitomizes that ideal the most is Chris Mullin.
    Hardly a physical specimen, Mullin used his time and effort wisely. He perfected a sugary sweet shot by living in the gym and ultimately, becoming one of the best pure shooters of all time proving their is no substitute for hard work.

  • Robert B

    toney douglass. he does not recieve enough credit, and will be a huge part of the knicks success in the future years. maybe not as a starter, but a key bench player. toney douglass is a boss.

  • http://slammagazine dave fier

    Bernard King takes the the crown the streets the glam and glare and so much more as the greatest baller of all time to grace the basketball macca that is New York city. This man made poetry in motion come to life on the basketball court. This man was so smooth and had so much flavor in his moves he would make peoples jaws drop before even doing his signature moves on the court. Above all else this man new how to win and new how to win with class flare and style and take basketball to the next level all while putting on a show for the hungry new york crowd each night. This legend like many other came and went before our very eyes. So i say long live the legend that is brainerd king when no one else cared. New york New york!!!!

  • Russ M

    Got an e-mail asking for my address because they said I won this thing. Still waiting.

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