Sunday, August 27, 2017
Does Chicago Breed The TOUGHEST Basketball Players? "Heart Of The City: F.I.N.A.O."
In the 3rd episode of our 4 part "Heart of The City" series we take a look at Chicago, arguably the toughest basketball city in the country to grow up in. We take a look at what some of Chicago's most respected basketball figures have to say. In the face of this unspeakable tragedy the city has banded together. It's basketball community is extraordinarily tight-knit, and its resolve is proven and emboldened with every passing summer. Everything is on the line on every play...basketball is their escape and 'hoop' is all they know. Will Bynum, Bobby Simmons, Sonny Parker & Scottie Pippen talk about the struggles hoopers face growing up. The reality out their front door is much different than the realities many of us face on a daily basis. Mentors like Larry Stewart, Mike Irvin, Simeon Coach Rob Smith & Lefty Boyd do their best to keep kids and adults off the street and in the gyms. The story of Saieed Ivey is unfortunate. With every loss comes a chance to lead those following to a better future. Chareda Carter should be the last mother to tell this story. Failure Is Not An Option, not for those in the city of Chicago or for kids around the world. To watch the other parts of our Heart Of The City Series Visit the Following Links - Los Angeles - https://youtu.be/ZJaxhl0jaf4 New York - https://youtu.be/4ExPko0_N5o Toronto - Coming Soon Follow Us On Social! INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2jZYaAj Twitter: http://bit.ly/2jWBBdE Facebook: http://bit.ly/2kTRHW5 Check Out Our Other Channels: Main Channel: http://bit.ly/2jZTNWd BIL 2.0: http://bit.ly/2kiyjlY EastCoast Highlights: http://bit.ly/2ktrhNf WestCoast Highlights: http://bit.ly/2kiwPYD MidWest Highlights: http://bit.ly/2jWClPY The South Highlights: http://bit.ly/2jWVQrp If You Love Our Content, You’ll Love Our Brand, Shop With us: Shop: http://bit.ly/2jxxecU
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.