Basketball exhibition at fairgrounds for area youth

The Dunk Godz put on an aerial display for the crowd before taking on the rec center employees and volunteers in a pick up game.

Basketball exhibition at fairgrounds for area youth
August 04
06:45 2016



The Dunk Godz Basketball and Entertainment team showcased its skills at the Fairground Fridays Finale last week. High flying dunks, elite dribbling and pin-point shooting were all on display as the Dunk Godz played the recreation center employees and volunteers in a pickup game.

According to team founder Quincey “Rim Rocka” Warren, the Dunk Godz are somewhat of a mixture between the Harlem Globetrotters and an And-1 mixtape team.  Warren, a Henderson, N.C. native, stated he came up with the idea of starting his own team after being injured his senior year of college.

After losing contract offers to play basketball overseas, he said he was severely depressed.  During his rehabilitation from his injury, he contacted players he knew from college as well as players overseas and the team manifested from there.

“I really like talking to the kids and letting them know how I got out of my situation and let them know that any-thing is possible,” said Warren. “It’s good to have all of these kids in here and not out in the street because you never know what can happen.”

Prior to the game, they performed a number of dunk contest-worthy acrobatics that shifted the attention of the kids from games and food over to them.  Once the game started the Dunk Godz immediately made their imprint on the game with an Alley Oop dunk that caused the crowd to “ooh” and “ ahh ” early.  Even though the game was not officially scored, the rec center team gave it all they had.  They made it competitive with a number of three pointers dropped by Joshua Crippen and others.

As the rec center team gained more confidence, the Dunk Godz turned up their intensity on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.  Desmond “Problem Child” Faulcon and Demond “Cloud 9” Faulcon began to show off impressive ball-handling skills and their 40” vertical leaps.  While only standing 5’9” tall, these two brothers are certified skywalkers. They stated they loved playing in front of the kids and performing for the crowds.

“We love showing the kids that it’s not where you come from but where you are going,” the Faulcons said.  “We are from a small town where no one really knows us and we just like to push ourselves to do better.”

People young and old came out to watch the game.  One of the young people stated that he loves the game of basketball and wanted to come out and see the Dunk Gods perform.  A parent stated that it was great that they were able to have an event like this for the kids to keep them out of trouble for a few hours and entertain them with sports and entertainment.

Warren stated that the Dunk Godz are a non-profit organization that likes to reach out to cities and offer their games at a very low cost or free of charge altogether.  He went on to say that he would love to take his team to the national level, but would first love to be the “face of North Carolina.”  His goal is to get the message out to the inner city youth to steer them in the right direction.

He has started a program in his hometown called Basketball Ma’Atters where he offers the kids basketball training and educational programs as well.  His intention is to take this program state wide.

After the basketball game, the kids transitioned outside to listen to music and dance until it was time for parents to pick them up. This was the final Fairground Friday event of the year. One young man stated, “This was the best one of the summer.”

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