With my body (and ego) battered and bruised from trying out for Canton’s new NBA Development League team, here are some extra thoughts from this weekend’s open player tryouts for the Charge at Memorial Field House. One of the more interesting figures at the tryouts was former St. John’s player Ryan Williams, better known by his nickname, Special FX. The 6-foot-5, 228-pound lefty picked up the moniker with his high-flying dunks on streetball tours. Going from streetball tours to D-League basketball would seem to be like going from WWE wrestling to Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling, like performance art to sport. “At the end of the day, it’s all basketball, Williams, 28, said. Williams coach on a streetball tour was former NBA player Tracy Murray. Williams often would have side sessions with Murray and other players on tour to stay sharp for more traditional basketball. ..read more..
Check out one of the best dunkers in the world Ryan “Special FX” Williams. Special FX is 6’5 monster who will try and dunk it everytime and every chance he gets. ..comment..
Check out Ballup & Dub Show’s first stop at Los Angeles, California. The game featured a lot of the top streetballers in the world including: Air Up There (Mr. 720), Special FX, Hawk, The Professor, AO, Sik Wit It, Bone Collector, Bad Santa, Go Get It and more. Video presented by Mixtapelive and Ballislife. ..comment..
See the most well known, most skilled street ball players in the world hoop it up at the DUB Show Tour! Best of all the superstars of street ball will take on the E-League of actors and entertainers in a full court, action packed game!. Ball Up Streetball Superstars: Air Up There, Bad Santa, Professor, Sik Wit It, Go Get It, Hawk, Assassin, AO, Violator, Special FX, Spinmaster, Escalade ..read more..
The 2008 LA Lights Streetball Tournament kicked off on the 22nd of August last month featuring some of Indonesia’s best streetball players. Check out the highlight clip from the Allstar game featuring Ill Be Right Back, Special FX, Professor and Headache. ..comment.. ..view in high resolution
Check out Ballislife DVD Volume 1 as they’ve covered every aspect of the game bringing you the sickest plays and some of the biggest names in High School and Streetball. Featuring Derick Rose, OJ Mayo, Brandon Jennings, Demar Derozan, Jrue Holiday, Renardo Sidney, Exile, King Handles, Air Up There aka Mr. 720, Special FX & The Ball4Real crew ..view more..
With the US Ball4real Tour now over and the world tour ready to begin we caught up with Special FX to see how his summer is going
BT: What’s Up Special FX, thanks for dropping by to answer some questions. With the 2007 Ball4real tour now in the bag how do you feel the first season went?
Special FX: I think the first season went very well.This was my first time doing a full tour and it was the best summer I ever had. I made a lot of friends and fans
The biggest news ever to hit modern day streetball is revealed: The vast majoritthe company and helped start a new tour, called Streetball Entertainment. It sounds like it’ll be very similar to the mixtape tour, only Spyda sounds confident it’ll be better. Read every word. Enjoy the interview. ..read more..