Rap duo 'Clipse' rapped about being "kinda like a big deal," the streetball game of the decade at Dyckman Park last Wednesday was a big deal. The build-up reached proportions not seen in New York since possibly the famed 2003 (non) showdown between Fat Joe's team and Jay Z's 'S.Carter' teams. Team Nike facing off with Ooh-Way Records as most of New York City clamored for a ticket to the event. Part of the Ooh-Way backcourt was former Melbourne Tigers floor general Corey 'Homicide' Williams, himself no stranger to NYC's famed blacktops.
Fresh from signing an endorsement deal with the Above The Rim company, all eyes were sqaurely focused on Homicide as an ATR camera crew followed the outspoken Bronx native from morning until the games conclusion. For those that don't know, Ooh-Way handled the hype and caused an upset (some felt Ooh-Way should have been favorites), defeating Team Nike by 5 points, 66-61. To the victor go the spoils, a $5,000 cheque from Nike.
Although Corey didn't feature heavily in the game due to early foul trouble, he was certainly right in the thick of things as celebrations broke out at center court. Once the team's theme song erupted from the speakers rapper Oun-P joined Homicide to toast the victory.
Video courtesy of Above The Rim.