Tag Archives: Rucker Park

Gunning for That #1 Spot, The In-Your-Face Basketball Book.

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch takes his camera to Rucker Park in this film.

Last night Dunreith and I watched the first 25 minutes or so of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s documentary movie, “Gunning for That #1 Spot.”

The film covers eight high school basketball participants playing in the first Elite 24 game at fabled Rucker Park in New York’s Harlem neighborhood.

Hoops devotees will recognize all of the featured players, who include Tyreke Evans, last year’s Rookie of the Year, Kevin Love and New York school boy legend Lance “Born Ready” Stephenson, among others.

Continue reading