|Title||:||NYC Point Gods|
Against the backdrop of New York City's epidemic of drugs and crime in the 1980s and 1990s, a unique style of basketball emerged on the city's courts defined by toughness, talent and swagger. Fashion and a fusion with hip-hop converged with basketball to change the game forever. Legends were born on playgrounds, high school gyms and in community centers. Names like Kenny "The Jet" Smith, Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, Mark Jackson and Stephon Marbury made famous a style of ball that forever changed the game.