b.nba15Growing up my brothers and I used to anxiously  gather around the living room waiting to see who had the craziest dunk at All-Star Weekend. Year after year, there were bets placed on the greatest hooper along with plenty of trash talking.  I was usually outnumbered. I am a loyal Knicks fan and it’s been rough since Patrick Ewing left. Carmelo Anthony brought fame back to MSG but he isn’t New York’s savior. I take that back… in a Puerto Rican household, he and his Boricua flag tattoo are godlike.  My little brother wouldn’t accept this comment without a fight,  “How would a girl know about the NBA?'” This year it’s safe to assume I know enough, considering I was sitting directly behind the athletes at #BKN2015. The footage doesn’t do the experience justice but here are my favorite clips from the spirited night. -footage via NBA

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Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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