RICE HIGH OF THE BRONX ABOUT TO TAKE COURT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, JANUARY 11, 2007
That old adage…Ya just never know who you’re dealing with is so true.
It was January 2007 and our main-man LA Sunshine (above Sedgwick Varsity jacket) of the legendary Treacherous 3 hit us up.
He asked if we would help out a basketball team in the Bronx by donating Sedgwick & Cedar clothing “The Birthplace of Hip Hop”.
LA told us, these players come from humble backgrounds and it would help give these Bronx kids that NY pride.
Not a tough decision for our crew when you’re talkin’….LA Sunshine…..Hoops…..…Bronx Kids. Of course we said “Hell –Yeah”.
We shipped out the box of gear at the local UPS that night.
LA was so appreciative and thankful, he told us that his kids would send us a picture. We were like…that’s cool, no worries and kind of forgot all about it until he sent us the pictures.
We did not realize it on the phone but the team was national basketball power Rice High from the Boogie-Down Bronx (seen in lockeroom above) in The National Invitational Tourney at Madison Square Garden. They took this shot above as they were literally about to take the court at the basketball mecca….The Garden rockin’ S&C shirts & baseball hats in the lay-up line!
The kid directly behind LA Sunshine’s shoulder (in red) is now National College Player of the Year, Kemba Walker of UConn . Oh yeah, they beat Simeon High of Chicago that night who had a decent player named Derrick Rose. That’s right that kid is now D-Rose, NBA Player of The Year!
LA Sunshine still swears that Rice coming out on the floor in Sedgwick & Cedar Tees + Baseball Hats in lay-up line intimated the kids from Chi-town.
Rice won 57-55. We like to think those hat & tees were worth 2 points!
KEMBA WALKER OF BRONX’S RICE HIGH CHECKS D-ROSE OF CHICAGO’S SIMEON HIGH.