The Authentic Me: Hosted by Mel Yu

All things Melbourne Street Culture and the journey of Prahran Summer Jam | Daniel Ella and Eamon Larmon-Ripon | Ep 18

October 15, 2020 Daniel Ella and Eamon Larmon-Ripon Season 1 Episode 18
The Authentic Me: Hosted by Mel Yu
All things Melbourne Street Culture and the journey of Prahran Summer Jam | Daniel Ella and Eamon Larmon-Ripon | Ep 18
Show Notes

Welcome back to this week’s episode of Authentic Me. I feel like I have saved this epic Melbourne hometown conversation until the near end of Season 1 of this Podcast. (Season 1 is going to wrap up at Episode 20 with an all-new structure for Season 2 -  so thank you everyone for joining me on this journey so far!)
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Prahran Summer Jam (PSJ) is Australia's largest outdoor basketball tournament.

24 Elite teams consisting of some of Australia's most talented players descend on Prahran Park, just off Chapel Street in Melbourne, to battle it out for the prestigious Jam Championship. PSJ holds the largest cash prize in Australia when it comes to street ball. In 2019 the 5on5 1st Prize was $10,000 cash and thousands more in cash prizes for the 3X3 Champions and the highly anticipated Dunk Comp! With big stacks of cold hard cash and the prestige of becoming a PSJ Champion on the line, the competition is intense.

Prahran Summer Jam is a collaboration of everything basketball and there's no better way to hear about it than from those who have pioneered this journey. Lots of laughs and insights from these two boys, Daniel Ella and Eamon Larmon-Ripon! Always such a good vibe!

Episode Show Notes:

  • Daniel and Eamon growing up as kids together and surrounded by all sports – Basketball entering both the boy’s life in Grade 3 [4:19]
  • The pick-up culture in basketball and how the game of ball is for everyone [6:01]
  • The explosion of basketball culture and Michael Jordan’s influence on the sport [8:10]
  • The difference between American and Australian basketball culture [10:30]
  • The Harlem energy and atmosphere of what the Prahran Courts are like [16:18]
  • How Eamon came up with the idea of PSJ after his hoop dreams ‘failed’ [21:50]
  •  Growing the culture and the events team through passion and having aligned values – for the love of ball [33:10]
  • If you think you know it all, stop doing what you’re doing. What the boys think of the word ‘failure’ [36:00]
  • How to start small in business [39:30]
  • How the boys deal with haters haha they don’t! Listen to their answer! [45:35]
  • Advice Eamon and Daniel would give to their younger self [48:09]

Shout outs in this episode to:

  • KICKS 101
  • Ben Simmons
  • Patty Mills
  • MSF Sports
  • NBL
  • Mr Miyagi from Prahran Courts 
  • Jackson
  • Billboards The Venue (170 Russel)
  • Ho T Lu (City of Stonnington Youth Services)
  • Tater (@justater)
  • City Kings (RIP Abram Hothnyang @abram25) 
  • Andre from Melbourne Made Ink Tattoo Studio
  • Brother Wolf Prahran