The sumer time is when I have some of the most fun creating my shots from the sidelines of various tournaments. This past summer I was on the sidelines of the Tri-State Classic, Hoops in the Sun, the World Famous West 4th Street, the Entertainer's Basketball Classic at Rucker Park, Watson, the Nike Tournament of Champions, Dyckman, the East New York Classic, FIBA's 3x3 World Tour, and the FIBA Americas tournament in Venezuela to name a few (Phew! Looking back, I don't know how I made it to all of those games this summer!).
I recently thought to myself that I have taken so many shots in the summer of '13, that I can't possibly remember each one. With new and exciting projects always on the docket, I don't always have time to go back and reminisce on my images. I'll confess that I actually don't even remember them all after a while.
After receiving some requests from my Instagram followers, I thought it might be interesting to go back and assemble a top ten list of images that focus on my best dunks of the summer. So, I started culling through images and tagging some of my favorites.
This is not to be confused with a list of the top ten dunks of the summer. While I did make my rounds throughout NYC and in South America, I could not possibly capture all of the top dunks of the summer. So, this list is simply the top ten images I was able to create based on where I was this summer.
Feel free to follow me on Instagram @jonlopez13 to see them in real time as I post them. So far, I am up to number eight. I will update you here on the blog when I make it to the top three or five.
These are not easy decisions to make, but I am having a blast making time to reflect on what was an incredible summer of basketball in New York City and beyond. I hope you enjoy the images.