"Dunkadelic" Terminology Gets International Flavor, Says NBHHCM
The Dunkadelic term created in 1997 will turn 14-years old in February 2011. The term was created that year to become the one-word that would define the fusion of basketball and hip-hop culture in America.
Since then the term has been used on the cover of basketball magazines, promoting computer games, headline titles, used by sports anchors, marketing sports apparel, describing highlight reel dunks, and its most significant achievement was that it was the name of the sneaker (ATR Dunkadelic) worn by Allen Iverson for the last played NBA game of Michael Jordan on April 16, 2003.
Now the term has grown to international popularity. Derrick E. Vaughan the creator of the term says, "Dunkadelic is the most unique basketball term of all-time, it can define so many different things on and off the court because the base of the world is cultural, and when its cultural its definition can have various ways that its envisioned."
There are websites and blogs from all around the world that uses the term, http://de-de.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164356550273025.
Allen Iverson is the number 1 all-time most influential player to fusion of hoops and hip-hop culture. The basketball gods arranged a scenario that Iverson would wear the name of a sneaker that would define the culture (Dunkadelic-Era In America, 1984-Present) that considers him its number 1 icon.
Michael Jordan was the hoops and hip-hop culture first icon player when he entered the NBA in 1984. His Air Jordan signature shoes, extra-long shorts, shaved head, and style of play meshed with the growing hip-hop culture during the mid 1980's that was extremely influential to young kids of urban America. Iverson was one those urban inner city kids. 1984 has been determined as the birth-year to the fusion of hoops and hip-hop on a big-time scale nation-wide. The culture was initially born in New York during the late 70's, but hadn't reached nation-wide status until 1984.
NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) was founded in 2009 to honor the 25th Anniversay of the hoops and hip-hop culture born in 1984. The month of June was selected as the month for NBHHCM.
The City of Baltimore was the first US city to proclaim June 2009 as NBHHCM. The State of Maryland was the first US state in 2010 to proclaim June as NBHHCM. New York City the Capital of hoops and hip-hop culture in America also proclaimed this past 2010 as NBHHCM.
Starting in 2012 July will be proclaimed as the 1st GBHHCM (Global Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) for the entire global society to celebrate the fusion of hoops and hip-hop.
The Dunkadelic term will soon be recognized as one of the worlds most universal sports adjectives, and that will be "Dunkadelic!"
For more information of the Dunkadelic term, NBHHCM, or GBHHCM please contact Derrick E. Vaughan at 443-851-5244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.