In June, we ran a feature story, Swoosh Dreams, that explored the growing commodification of elite summer league basketball, a world that talented and media savvy teenage ballers use as a platform for scholarship opportunities. The story focused on the Oakland Soldiers, "one of the most prominent co ... More >>
Type "Oakland Soldiers" into the YouTube search box and 18 pages worth of highlights and interviews load up. As suggested in last week's feature story, Swoosh Dreams, the teenage ballers on this AAU team are written about and viewed all over the internet.
There are three primary genres of summer le ... More >>