Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Red Hook March Madness / Bobbito at Deity

While not a big Sports fan, I'm always excited to hear about locals who have made it big....

Bounce, a basketball magazine, is currently running a series of articles on some of the best NCAA performances of past years in honor of March Madness. One of their choices for great performers is Carmelo Anthony, who spent his early years on the playgrounds of Red Hook:

Carmelo Kiyan Anthony, though most often associated with his hometown of West Baltimore, Maryland, was introduced to the game on the asphalt of New York City. His father, Carmelo Iriate, was a playground baller who, before moving to the Big Apple, grew up on the west coast of Puerto Rico. Melo was born in 1984 and, for the first eight years of his life, lived in Brooklyn’s Red Hook Projects.

Read the rest of the article here.

On another note, while quickly browsing the bounce site, I noticed that a favorite dj of mine, Bobbito will be at Deity this Friday:

*Aside from being a DJ, Bobbito is Bounce'sEditor-in-Chief.

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