Housing Project Basketball in Harlem has seen the likes of NBA Champions, NCAA Stars and quite a few heroin addicts who could still make a three pointer on a good day.
But none of the residents of Moms Mabley Gardens had ever witnessed the spectacle put on by England's First couple, that is first man and second lady though she did come before, between, during and after the first, first lady - oh bullocks,forget it!
The thing is Wales and Cornwall put on quite a show in a twenty points by two exhibition match that made rugby look like lawn bowling.
Charles opened with a drive at the basket and an elbow to Bowles' chest, slight but sturdy, they say. Camilla countered with an NBA three that left the Prince rubbing his eyes in disbelief. The crowd was in it now and they were all over Charley with catcalls of: "In your face!".
The royal couple traded baskets and insults down the wire till 22-20, it stood with Cornwall up. Charles was clearly sweating and the crowd had come over to the Royal underdog's side: "Step Up,Chuck!", chanted the Project crowd of really decent people,local corrupt politicians, drug dealers and basketball scouts along with the usual ten or twenty college drop-outs, all of whom had helped their universities win championships.
Camilla brought the ball down court, wiping the sweat away from her tiara-ed brow. Charles made a stab at the ball and the Duchess of Cornwall drove right passed his desperate Princely lunge. The crowd was jubilant as the second first lady rose effortlessly above the rim and jammed that shit home!
Many more games will be played on those bent metal rims but the residents of Moms Mabley Gardens will always remember the day Cornwall took it to Wales!