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Documenting the stories and journeys of New York Tri-State area basketball from the figures who've lived them. Each week we explore the careers and experiences of legends like Rod Strickland, Felipè Lopez and many more. Website: www.dribblendimes.com Follow us on... - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dribblendimes - Twitter: https://twitter.com/dribblendimes - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeqnNR5eB97Gxm6Yc6UKJcg For advertising inquiries: dribblendimes@gmail.com Support this ...
 
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On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes, hear renowned former marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro share with Manny Digital and Emilio the Poet stories from his exciting career. From signing Michael Jordan to his first shoe deal, to founding the ABCD Camp, where names like Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and LeBron James played as young kids, Vaccaro is a wea…
 
He played at All Hallows High School for legendary CHSAA coach John Carey. As a young baller making his way he got advice from a slew of area greats, like Adrian "Red" Autry, that helped him find the best path for him to learn the game. That path led him to St. Johns and ultimately to achieve his dream of playing in the NBA. Through his travels he …
 
On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes, hear UConn's recently promoted associate head coach talk with Manny Digital and Emilio the Poet about the path basketball has paved for him. He also touches on the misguided steps he took and how he was able to learn from those mistakes and put together a comeback story Hollywood films are made of. We delve into…
 
On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes, hear one of the winningest coaches in high school basketball history talk with Emilio the Poet and Manny Digital about his experiences in Jersey City. This Naismith Hall of Famer coached for 4 decades in North Jersey, amassing over 1,000 career wins. He led five undefeated teams and won 26 state titles during hi…
 
On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes, we’re bringing back our new segment, Pass The Rock. Where current players talk to alumni of their institutions to get advice, ask questions, and build stronger bonds with those that came before them. This week, hear St. Raymond and Marist Alumni, Danny Basile, impart some wisdom and talk basketball with current …
 
On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes, St. Raymond legend and best kept secret, Kareem Reid, talks with Emilio the Poet and Manny Digital to discuss his history coming out of The Bronx. He grew up running with the likes of Stephon Marbury and Rafer “Skip To My Lou” Alston, won three championships in three years at the Entertainers Ballers Classic in …
 
On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we're introducing something a little DIFFERENT. We call it Pass The Rock. A segment where current players talk to alumni of their institutions to get advice, learn some things and build stronger bonds with those that came before them. We kick things off with Malachi Smith and Darryl "Truck" Bryant, each answering…
 
On this episode of Dribble N’ Dimes, renowned NYC street-baller and St. Peter's University Hall of Famer, Nick Leon, sits down with Manny Digital and Emilio the Poet to discuss his illustrious career. Growing up with a basketball hoop on (“almost”) every street, our guest talks about his early desires to branch out and face competition outside his …
 
Our guy hails from the picturesque streets of the Boogie DOWN! Being a loyal kind of guy he is, he picked up that roundball and parked it over at St. Raymond H.S. where he played his ass off for 4 seasons. Listen as this upcoming author shares his come up in the game (of basketball) and some of the difficult moments he experienced as a player throu…
 
This Cardinal Hayes grad was said to be the most impactful player in the school's history since Jamal Mashburn played there. While growing up in the Heights of Washington (uptown Manhattan to the rest of you), he honed his skills both around the neighborhood and with his bunk bed-mate (older brother) Ricardo Greer. When his friends ended up committ…
 
As we proceed... Dominican Season's next episode features Ronald Ramon. On this episode we speak with another Dominican - American who's impacted the Tri-State area brand of basketball. Double R played his high school basketball for coach Ed Gonzalez at All Hallows in the Bronx. A Bronx product himself, he grew up around many hoops influences throu…
 
He played for the Dominican National team at age 16 under coach Orlando Antigua. As an 8th grader his AAU squad was ranked 20th in the nation and consisted of area phenoms Edgar Sosa, Curtis Kelly and Kashif Pratt. When it came time to choose a H.S. he did it differently and took his talents across the George Washington bridge to Paramus Catholic H…
 
Back in the 80's the Big East was dominating the NCAA capturing the hearts and minds of hoops hopefuls everywhere. One such standout from the left coast watched in awe on the television as the Orangemen worked their opponents. He was hooked! When it came time to decide where to make his collegiate bones his mother gave her blessing and into the car…
 
Coaches are meant to be some of the most impactful teachers in an athlete's life. On this episode we speak with a legendary NY coach who's touched the lives of hundreds. As the head coach of St. Raymond H.S. (Bronx, NY) he rocked the C.H.S.A.A. with powerhouse teams featuring standouts that earned athletic scholarships all across the land. His repu…
 
Our guest grew up to a single mother in Queens' notorious 40 projects. He played at IS-8 where he made his junior high team, but got too confident too quickly and caught a taste of humble pie early, by missing the cut before entering High School. At Campus Magnet (formerly known as Andrew Jackson H.S.) he made the squad, but didn't quite meet the p…
 
He was well known throughout the city. Ranked among the countries best coming into High School. Scored over 2,000 points in his middle school days over just two years at St. Helena Elementary. A phenom before there was a LeBron James. He played in the Pathmark Tournaments and packed out gyms wherever he went. He played against top names such as Ben…
 
Growing up in the Bronx our guest gravitated to the Gauchos early. With so much exposure to many of the areas' great talents in that 'Chos gym (several from Rice H.S.), it was engrained in him to dawn a Raiders uniform one day. That goal was met and through it he was able to forge life long relationships with many of his teammates till this day. He…
 
He grew up in Spanish Harlem and picked up the basketball early. His motivation to play took him to All Hallows, in the Bronx, where as a player he was the floor general and ensured teammates like the late Troy Truesdale ate plenty off his sensational dimes. He's been named on this very show as an inspirational coach by several players who'd touche…
 
From the swag filled streets of Harlem World USA this man took on all naysayers to achieve the dream of many by being drafted into the NBA. Prior to completing that feat this lanky phenom made a name for himself all across the ACC as a ferocious member of NC State's Wolfpack. While there his name rang as he led his team to countless victories again…
 
This man hails from the same stomping grounds as New York legends Kenny the Jet Smith, Kenny Anderson and Hip Hop icon N.O.R.E. In those Lefrak city streets he honed his skills, competing against some of the best to do it out of the Q borough. Our guest was mentored by Vincent Smith through the Aim High program. He made his bones and earned a spot …
 
You might have seen our guest throwing down some ferocious dunks on TNT's "The Dunk King" or traveling all over as part of the Harlem Wizards. This Marietta, GA native surprisingly didn't get any burn on his High School teams, although he was blessed with many of the gifts most hoopers dream of. He didn't stress and let God lead the way. Then a com…
 
Picture this... You're a teenager rocking with your friends. You get confused for someone else causing ruckus and you get popped in the head. You recover, hoop, do the most and go onto play D1 at the University of Pittsburgh. Through that you experience homelessness with your family and somehow down the line you make it to the bench alongside Hall …
 
He left his native city in Panama after SWAT teams of military personnel invaded his neighborhood in search of military dictator Manuel Noriega. As a kid he spent a lot of time playing ball with his siblings on a home made hoop hand crafted by his father. When it came time to move to the United States he joined his family in Brooklyn. Basketball st…
 
It's all too familiar right now how significant an impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on our global community. A little over a month ago in the United States things were still relatively "normal." Then Rudy Gobert contracted the virus and shit got REAL in the world of sports! From there the NBA took action and postponed and ultimately cancel…
 
Back in the 80's NYC was on fire! The basketball scene was intense. You had a wide ranging cast of characters who transcended the landscape and cemented their legacies both on and off the court. Out of the Highbridge section of the Bronx, our guest took his talents to the Concourse to All Hallows where he would take his team to the city and state c…
 
This New Jersey product was constantly being discussed in all the major basketball outlets of the mid 90's. He attended Paterson Catholic H.S. where he dominated the hardwood and garnered national attention. He was selected as a McDonald's All-American and played alongside notables such as Stephen Jackson, Jermaine Oneal, Shaheen Holloway and a tri…
 
A BX native she starred at Manhattan Center and was named a McDonald's All American. With her late mother's support and sacrifice she was able to spend hours practicing her craft up and down the hill that was her block. As one of the country's top point guards she was heavily recruited, but chose Virginia for the next phase of her career. We're gla…
 
From top to bottom this dude is BX. He helped the Rice H.S. Raiders grab 2 City & State chips. Played all 4 years at St. John's University helping them claim the Big East title one of those seasons. He's also a 2X graduate of St. John's (Bachelor's and Graduate degrees respectively). He's played professionally both domestically and overseas in plac…
 
Unfortunately, basketball has come to a screeching halt. Our new normal consists of lock downs and social distancing. This week was supposed to be when NYC's premiere basketball league was deep into its playoffs and en route to crowning a new champion. While we don't have the CHSAA playoffs happening, you do have this dope conversation we had with …
 
Our guest was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He graduated from Atlantic City High School then took his talents 6 hours north to the University of Massachusetts, where he'd cement his legacy as one of the most recognizable student athletes to ever play for the program. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons which kicked off a 17 year p…
 
While out at the PSA Cardinals showcase in December we bumped into Marquette assistant coach Dwayne Killings and finally got a chance to break bread with the homie. Dwayne, an Amherst, MA, product walked onto the Minutemen's squad at UMass and played under coach Bruiser Flint for several years. After completing his education and playing career at H…
 
He's revered throughout the state of New Jersey and has served his community on many levels for decades. Both as a state corrections officer and on the bench, as coach Bobby Hurley Senior's right hand at the now closed St. Anthony's H.S. He eventually left coach Hurley's side and earned a reputation as a "turnaround" master, taking over fledgling b…
 
Straight out of the Q borough this high flyer started playing at Rucker Park at age 16. In High School he was coached by Ron Naclerio at Cardozo and was a standout, as he rocked rims all around the PSAL. He attended and graduated from Monroe College and the St. John's University. He was known as the super sub, coming off the bench at St. Johns and …
 
His path can only be described as highly unlikely for a kid from the Bronx. Through his basketball ability and his academic achievement he earned his way to the Holderness School, a boarding high school with annual tuition of $58k😲. There he handled his business on and off the court taking advantage of advanced education and a wealth of networking …
 
Standing 6 feet 9 inches, he hails from the Towers of Tracey in the Bronx. He played at legendary powerhouse Rice High School and when it came time to go to college he stayed local, and balled with the Red Men of St. Johns. He took full advantage of his athletic scholarship and graduated. He played overseas in places like Venezuela and Indonesia. H…
 
Our guest is a NYC guy all the way through. We claim him in the BX, but he's resided in multiple boroughs and has made a mark everywhere he's set foot. Hanging with older crowds, he fell into the game of basketball and with the help of the "older heads" was put on the path to basketball success. His climb up the hoops ladder landed him at St. Raymo…
 
He's a product of Brooklyn NY. He attended and played at Xaverian H.S. and once done there set his academic sights on Boston University. He was good enough to walk onto the freshman squad at B.C., but decided to quit. In his career he's been the former chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force in the Eastern District. He's prosecuted several corrup…
 
He grew up a Bronx guy. Basketball became a part of his life early. He practiced constantly in his private alleyway in the apartment complex where he was raised. He attended Iona Prep, where he struggled, but learned what patience and perseverance can help one achieve. From there he made it onto the hardwood as a student athlete at the College of M…
 
Our guest is the living Harlem, NY doppelgänger version of legendary fighter Kimbo Slice. As a NY basketball protegè he came up playing with the Riverside Hawks alongside a variety of NY basketball phenoms that would go on to dominate around the city. He attended Rice High School where like Voltron he would join forces with area notables like Kenny…
 
This Bronx, NY product has been a basketball player since he can remember. Coming up he caught whatever run he could. When it was time to decide on a High School a friend demanded he attend St. Raymond H.S. (in the Bronx) where the basketball program was better than other options he was considering. From there he would go on to play 3 seasons at St…
 
On this episode we take our talents to Connecticut and stay true to our Tri-State intentions! We got the chance to sit with a graduate of Kolbe Cathedral H.S., where this man helped lead his team to the state chip. Born and bred in Bridgeport, he's stayed loyal to his city in both his decision to attend UConn, to play for coach Jim Calhoun, and als…
 
Our guest is by far the KING of the acronym (you'll see why when you tune in)! He was fortunate enough to play for Harlem legend Holcombe Rucker (the namesake of Harlem's famous basketball tournament/court). He coached many and was witness to some of the most prolific talents to ever come out of the NY area. Hoops fiends get ready, because you're a…
 
Our guest hails from the Bronx, NY. He attended 3 High Schools before starring at Chicago's DePaul University. Once he showed out in the NCAA he set his sights for the NBA where he had a storied 17 year professional career. Afterward he turned to coaching and worked with Kentucky head coach John Calipari for many seasons. Today he manages the profe…
 
You could say this man is a lifer. He has been both a player and (for the last 38+ years) the head coach at Queens powerhouse Cardozo H.S. His storied program has helped develop a large crop of talented men all across the basketball landscape. Players like streetball icon Rafer "Skip to my Lou" Alston, retired NBA vet Duane Causwell and current New…
 
On today's episode we feature a 4 year student athlete who graduated from the Zoo (also known as UMass to those of you not in the know). He hails from Middletown, NY and had a stellar international pro career spanning over 10 years of service. He took his talents to places like Korea, Lebanon and China. He speaks Spanish and can read Korean. A grad…
 
He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County. He's been affiliated with the Dunlevy Milbank Center since he was a child and today serves as the athletic director and face of the Millbank Flyers basketball program. He's known to have had a hand in helping standouts such as Mo Bamba and several of the members of wildly popular Jell…
 
He grew up in the same BX projects that raised Nate "Tiny" Archibald (Patterson Houses). He never suited up for a H.S. basketball team, but at the tender age of 18 began his coaching career. Under his watch many NYC players took flight and earned athletic scholarships to a host of recognizable collegiate programs. He's proud to have had a hand in t…
 
Our guest is in the Iona College Hall of Fame and under the late Jim Valvano helped take his Iona squads to the NCAA tournament TWICE! His genes are strong! All his offspring have played professional basketball all across the globe. This North Babylon H.S. alum and former NYIT head coach worked his tail off and was drafted by the NBA's Boston Celti…
 
He's known as the all time leading scorer in University of Texas history. He played professionally in the NBA and all throughout Europe. He left for the pros and over a decade later came back to UT to earn his degree. He's a St. Raymond H.S. alumi and while there took home Mr. Basketball NY honors and he's one of the prides of the Boogie Down. On D…
 
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