SLAM #218 // PAGE 56

CARMELO ANTHONY AND I ACTUALLY came up with the idea together. The runs, the Life Time gym in New York City, it’s almost like a secret, like black-ops style. Let’s just call all the open runs and training Black-Ops Basketball, we decided. That was how it started and we just ran with it.

Last summer was the first summer I did it, so everything was new. We were doing the training and saw all the Hoodie Melo stuff and the open runs were going viral. When it was over, a lot of people thought it could’ve been a one-time thing or a fluke. I really wanted this summer to be as powerful so Black-Ops could become a staple within basketball culture. We did it again and it was even busier—more workouts, more open runs. And it was just

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