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NBA SHOOTOUT 2003
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

NBA SHOOTOUT 2003

General/Summary: This is a pleasent new way to approach basketball simulation, but unfortunately too many problems that just ruins the whole game. Nba Shootout 2003 has however improved a lot since 2001. with the right analog stick making it easy to perform crossovers. The problem is that this game still lacks compared to other basketball titles out (live and 2k). The graphics, gameplay and commutary have all improved but still are terrible compared to other b-ball games. Overall this game is a poor nba live knockoff and will never be the best b-ball game out there.

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NCAA FINAL FOUR 2002
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

NCAA FINAL FOUR 2002

General/Summary: Overall this game is prettey cool. In the past, 989 has gotten a bad rep and deservedly so. Well, what a surprise to see it finally out doing the well favord EA sports company. In my mind, this game is the best college basketball game out. Now I know that isn't saying much but Final Four is the best option for college b-ball lovers like myself. After seeing EA's March Madness, I had to laugh because it dosen't even offer the option of playing in a season. So unless you want to play a six game tournament over and over, Final Four is the choice to make. However, this game is not without some flaws of its own. The game has prettey good graphics but it still doesn't come up to par with the capabilites of the PS2. The lack of player models is sort of a let down. I understand that you can't make every person in the game down to their exact physical characteristics but a little more than 8 diffent player faces would be nice. Also when playing the game, I was impressed by the movement of the crowed and the chears that performed at various times. However, This game promissed to have the crowds chant authentic school cheers and the band playing the fight songs. I have heard these on a very rare occasion. It would also be nice to have the crowed yell real loud when the visiting team has the ball. The commentary is prettey good. I do wish that they could say a little more though. Every time you turn the ball over like 8 or more times you will hear " They're just givin the ball away tonight." But other than that the sound is good. This game is fun and it allows you to get into it with option of playing a full season and keeping track of rankings, stats, and even 1st and 2nd team all conference and all american awards.

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Interview with Hot Sauce: Part One
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

Interview with Hot Sauce: Part One

Try as we may to find it, there is no definition which quite covers the one-man phenomenon that took a game with a half-century of history and remixed it in a single summer. How could mere words describe someone who brings capacity crowds to their feet in anticipation of what he might do? Which adjectives could accurately describe a player who routinely crosses defenders off their feet and fans off their seats? What combinations of letters on a page could capture the feeling in a park, gym or arena when a slightly-built six-footer does something so astonishing with a piece of synthetic leather that spectators rush the floor?

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Interview with Hot Sauce: Part Two
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

Interview with Hot Sauce: Part Two

C.Y. Ellis: A lot of your New York fans are wondering when you're going to hit Rucker Park. Do you plan to play in the EBC or a similar competition any time soon?

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Dunking on Shaq
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 Christopher Sells

Dunking on Shaq

The Big Witness has managed to avoid being on the wrong end of a poster for most of his career. Somebody better tell these youngsters that Shaq ain't having it.

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NBA fight videos
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

NBA fight videos

Here is a selection of videos of the most incredibles NBA fights videos.

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Harlem Globetrotters
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

Harlem Globetrotters

The world-famous HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS were originally formed from the Wendell Phillips High School. The team played in the Negro American Legion League as the "Giles Post," and in 1927 turned professional as the Savoy Big Five under manager Dick Hudson. Later that year, promoter Abe Saperstein (Hall of Fame, 1971) bought the team and re-named it the Harlem Globetrotters.

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This is Rucker Park …
Tuesday , Nov , 30 , 1999 C.Y. Ellis

This is Rucker Park …

Located on 155th street and 8th avenue in New York City is the legendary playground of Rucker Park. What's special about this court is the level of the game played. Rucker is a pure place of street basketball expression where you will see the wildest, latest, and most impressives moves ever. The park got it's name from a man who had a vision to use streetball as his tool to give the city's youth the opportunity to express themselves. His name, Holcombe Rucker, the man who changed the game forever. The park was opened on February 23rd 1956 which was first named as P.S. 156 Playground. It wasn't until 1974, 9 years after Mr.Rucker past away, a local law re-named it Holcombe Rucker.  

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