Nike Sportswear – 1LOVE: Brooklyn/21 Mercer “Borough vs. Borough” Basketball Tournament | Event Recap

By - August 5th, 2010

In a pre-party effort to prep for the upcoming Nike World Basketball Festival, Nike has not only enlisted the help of DJ Clark Kent to design a collection of Nike Air Force 1 Low Supremes based on each of the five boroughs of New York City, but had also held a block party last Saturday at Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer to celebrate the launch of the shoes and for the basketball and sneaker community in the city to mingle and get to know each other. Aside from the block party, things get a little more serious in Brooklyn as basketball tournaments heat up to prep for the WBF.

In the tournament, “Borough vs. Borough”, Nike Sportswear has selected a talented ambassador from each neighborhood to lead their team to victory in roundball fury. Brookyln was spearheaded by rapper/songwriter/producer Theophilus London; Queens represented by BMX rider Nigel Sylvester; Bronx leads with Young Money and Corey Gunz; Harlem is represented by Miss Banks; and last but not least, Staten Island is led by Emilio Sparks.

And guess what? In the end, long live the Queens as Nigel Sylvester’s team emerged victorious above all other boroughs.