City: New York
Address: 155th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
As one of the most famed basketball courts ever, this Harlem treasure is where the best of the hood and the best of the pros meet to prove who's the best of the best. The Rucker has produced numerous hood superstars, such as the legend in two games himself, Pee Wee Kirkland, Earl "The Goat" Manigault, and Rafer "Skip To My Lou" Alston.
When last summer's NBA lockout threatened the current NBA season, rather than take the summer off to sulk or get fat, some of the league's finest began working the street ball circuit. One of the most impressive and memorable performances was Kevin Durant's 66-point downpour, one the summer's many highlights, just another memory added to the legacy of Rucker Park.