Condolences go out to the family and friends of legendary Harlem AND-1 baller, Tyrone “Alimoe” Evans. He passed away yesterday from what is said to be complications from diabetes. RIP.
Sad news to report as former AND 1 Mixtape star and streetball legend Tyrone “Alimoe” Evans has passed away. There are multiple reports at the moment as to the actual cause of death, but we here at Kicks on Fire would like to extend our deepest condolences to Evans’ family and friends.
During the heyday of AND 1 Mix Tape Tour – which included a highly-rated reality show/competition on ESPN2 – the man they called Alimoe (AKA “The Black Widow”) was one of the driving forces behind the success of the upstart brand. While you could make the argument that AND 1 created bigger stars like Skip To My Lou (Rafer Alston), Hot Sauce, AO, The Professor and Shane The Dribbling Machine, there was no denying The Black Widow’s deft handles.
The 6’7” guard from Harlem would even star in a “battle mix tape” against Skip To My Lou, which turned out to be one of the final hurrahs of Alimoe as part of the AND 1 Tour. Evans would soon leave the street ball circuit – which had reached worldwide status at that point – and come back home to Harlem, where he pretty much lived the lifestyle that he always wanted. He had offers to play everywhere from other street ball leagues to overseas or even the NBA D-League, but his love of the Harlem lifestyle and how others have taken care of him was all he ever really wanted from the game of basketball.
For a closer look at Evans’ life after the AND 1 Tour, check out this great feature by SLAM back in 2010 and for our younger readers – not to mention those of us who are itching for a bittersweet trip down memory lane – here is video of that battle tape between The Black Widow and Skip To My Lou. Rest in peace, Alimoe.
Source: Kicks On Fire