A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 31, 2014
“New York point guards will give up their grandmother before their dribble” (basketball adage)

New York City point guards having a reputation for being excellent dribblers in street basketball games, but some observers complain that the point guards seemingly don’t know how to pass the ball. Basketball commentator Fran Fraschilla said in a Twitter message on March 24, 2011:

“Watch MoMo and and think, ‘NYC PG’s will give up their grandmother before they give up their dribble.’”

“Basketball is for those that are willing to give up their gold and their girl before they give up their dribble” was cited on Twitter on June 8, 2012.


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Fran Fraschilla
‏@franfraschilla
Watch MoMo and and think, “NYC PG’s will give up their grandmother before they give up their dribble.” And, why not? Can’t keep out of lane.
10:36 PM - 24 Mar 2011

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Christoff Pierre
‏@IamCP55
Basketball is for those that are willing to give up their gold and their girl before they give up their dribble #JustSaying
1:39 PM - 8 Jun 2012

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Czabe.com
Nothing Like A $295 Plug-In iBasketball to Teach You How To Dribble
POSTED ON MAY 29, 2014 BY CZABE
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There’s a saying in basketball about NYC point guards: “They’ll give up their gold or the girl before giving up their dribble.” Dribbling well – or better yet, having “sick handle” – is about natural ability to make the basketball your personal orange yo-yo. It’s about having a subtle touch, instinctive feel, and…. endless reps.

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Colby Burchett
‏@colbyburchett
New York area point guards will give up their grandma before they give up their dribble 😂😭😂😭😂😭
Kentucky, US
4:53 PM - 10 Sep 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Friday, October 31, 2014 • Permalink