“I am a living, breathing and playing testimonial to the idea that if you find the right surgeons, the right hospitals and add a very high level of determination, you can play basketball competitively after your knees are replaced.” …..CraigRaucher 1986 – Craig Raucher, Captain of DHL Airways Airport League – Champions The court is no place for a guy with bad knees! For Craig Raucher (username raucher on the BoneSmart forum), playing competitive basketball
We have been approached by the nationally recognized Dave & Busters Corporation as a sponsor for the Staten Island Basketball League as they were opening their first location at the newly renovated Staten Island Mall. That sponsorship became effective on September 2018. The combination of a highly competitive basketball group in tandem with a sports and game oriented highly competitive atmosphere as Dave & Busters provides a hand in glove fit. Dave & Busters is an
Recently a call came into the league office from the Staten Island District Attorney’s office. The assistant DA asked for Craig Raucher and not knowing what to think I of course answered the call. The ADA wanted to play ball with us and was told in his office that the Staten Island Basketball League had the best “run“ on the Island. Of course we invited him down. Now for those of you who play b-ball
Here it is look at it. You have seen it years before in a thousand different cities. When you walk through the doors of the venerable school on to the time worn basketball court you are transported back decades. It is an old gym in an old school in an old working class neighborhood. The gym is defiant about giving in and at 80 years old looking forward to its 100 th birthday. The gym
If you play the game you know what the zone is. It is a physical and emotional place you strive of to be in. It validates you as a player. It is the result of thousands of games played over dozens of years with hundreds of players. The zone is when you cannot miss. You shoot you score. Long distance short distance it goes up it goes in. Three, four five times in a row.