The Second Annual Hoop & Hang Recap

By: 03.22.12  •  18 Comments

For the second year in a row, Hoop & Hang was a resounding success and our personal highlight for SXSW. Yes, watching people rock on stage is a delight, but hanging out with genuinely cool people for a few hours away from the festival’s hustle and bustle is easily the most fun we can think of having.

This year, teams got more competitive and trash talk was tossed around like jumpshots, but when the final whistle was blown, everybody was able to just relax, dap each other up, laugh and take in the atmosphere. Our friends also came through even stronger this year by going the extra mile to whip up jerseys for the event. Just a few days removed from Hoop & Hang, we’re already counting down the days to year three.

Additional Photos: Nice Kicks, GUS Leagues

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The “You Didn’t Come to Hoop” Accessories Award: Vic Lloyd

The LDRS 1354 forefather came in, copped a squat for about 15 minutes, and then decided to play in place of the folks who couldn’t make it. After receiving his official Hoop x Hang attire we noticed the telltale signs of someone who was just wingin’ it: rainbow socks and his Nike Zoom Kobe VII “Duke” on the left foot and the Nike Zoom Kobe VII “Cheetah” on the right foot. With the tongues of each shoe swapped out. Swag.

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The GM Of The Year: Hustle Simmons

The beauty of Hoop & Hang is how, somewhere towards the end of last year’s tournament, people started to really take the games seriously and competitive-yet-fun energy started to really pick up. Hustle clearly took the game seriously and went out and recruited for his squad. He came back with 2011 MVP PUSH! and Kid Named Breezy who’s easily 6’7″ and was throwing down two-hand alley-oops in layup lines. Don’t be surprised if you see Hustle in the news for costing some poor college kid a scholarship by offering him money to join the squad next year.

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The Annual Jake One “I Just Embarrassed TC” Award: Skotch Davis

So here’s the story, after Team NOLA gave TC a DNP(CD) in the first game, he was determined to get in the second game. So, trailing 4-0, TC hopped in and replaced David D. What would transpire over the next seven seconds would be stuff of legend: Skotch Davis got the ball on three consecutive possessions and straight up torched TC for six points and a 10-0 skunk. When asked about it later, Skotch said “When I saw him get in the game, my eyes just got big. You shouldn’t have put him in.”

The moral? A$$ whoopings come to TC in all shapes and sizes.

Even though players were dropping bombs, TC managed to find a way to stay calm, knowing he held their Cig ratings in the palm of his hand.

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