It’s hard to believe, even for me, but next week will drop the fifth edition of SLAM presents Streetball. We started it five years ago as a way to finally do some extensive streetball coverage; previously we’d been limited to doing just one story in here or there in SLAM. But as the And 1 Mixtape Tour grew in prominence, it became obvious that we needed more space for Streetball. But after a few years, we realized we’d opened a can of worms. Basically, writing about streetball means writing a lot about the past, about the playground legends who played back in the day, from Joe Hammond to Hook Mitchell to Pee Wee Kirkland. And once we told all of their stories, what was left? . ..read more..