“I have worked with Trikz Da Silva for a couple of years now. His ballhandling skills are nothing short of amazing. He's a positive person who has nothing but good to offer any fan of the sport.” Rob Jones NBA2k Producer
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2010
Luis Da Silva Jr. aka TRIKZ is promoting health and fitness this summer with his basketball video tutorial iTunes app. The application is free to download with all videos unlockable for only $.99 at iTunes.
Trikz offers iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users over 40 minutes of detailed basketball instructional videos from one of the best in the world. Trikz Freestyle 101 presents eighteen essential streetball tutorial videos including The Spin, Diamond Cutter, Made Ja Look, Neck Catch, and The Flick, which all provide in depth video instructions from Trikz himself.
In support of Let’s Move! and other global health organization efforts, Trikz is joining the fight against childhood obesity by providing his professional ball handling skills for a great price. Trikz is now offering all of his iTunes application content for $.99 in order for kids and adults to access fun health and fitness routines using a basketball.
Trikz recently appeared at the Doral’s Spring Youth Basketball League Awards Ceremony providing an exciting stage performance for the participants. Trikz is now planning 2010 summer workshops and training on-site for interested youth organizations in the Los Angeles, NYC, Charlotte, and Miami areas.
Trikz became well known after his 2001 NIKE Freestyle TV commercial, which was named a 2001 top TV spot by Time Magazine. One Nike executive said of the famous Nike Freestyle campaign, “It was a smashing success far exceeding anything we could have ever hoped for!” Trikz performed with Alicia Keys, in 2001 in New York City’s Niketown while promoting the well known Nike campaign. Trikz was the youngest person to ever sign an endorsement deal with Nike. He was subsequently mentioned in Scoop Jackson’s book, titled ‘Sole Provider’, which recognized the best of Nike’s 35 year history.
In 2003 Trikz signed on with the Harlem Wizards Show Basketball team and became their youngest player in history. In 2005, Trikz performed in the NBA Game One Finals halftime show alongside Will Smith’s performance of ‘Switch’. Trikz was one of the main characters in Midway Games ‘LA Rush’, which sold over one million copies worldwide. Trikz set a Guinness world record in Phoenix, Arizona on February 14th, 2009 for 24 consecutive neck catches at one time. Trikz recently performed with Diddy for his new hit single, ‘Dirty Money - Hello, Good Morning (NCAA Edition)’ during the NCAA Finals half-time Show.
Trikz has traveled the world, performing his ball skills in various countries, and has been featured on the front pages of Time Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Trikz has appeared in feature articles in Slam Magazine, Dime Magazine, MAXIM Magazine and Men's Health.
Trikz has been featured in advertisements for Nike, Steve & Barry's Starbury, Foot Locker and Model's. Trikz has appeared in the major motion picture releases of ‘The Brave One’ and ‘Pride and Glory’.
Trikz is a positive youth advocate who inspires kids as well as their families through public performances, motivational speaking engagements, and ongoing community involvement. Trikz’s Wikipedia page highlights his many accolades and credits.
Trikz connects users to his Facebook, Twitter, and the official Trikz web site. Future apps and games are coming for Facebook and MySpace, as well as an upcoming instructional booklet for coaches and players to use on the road.
Luis Da Silva aka Trikz was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey where he first picked up a basketball at the age of thirteen. His childhood interests included basketball, baseball, and Aikido. Trikz honed his basketball skills under the coaching staff of St. Patrick’s basketball team, alongside teammates Al Harrington and Samuel Dalenbert. Trikz has worked with prestigious Print, TV, Film, and Videogame companies as well famous brands and performed in star studded events. In 2009 Trikz became a Guinness world record holder. Trikz is currently preparing for his fall 2010 streetball world tour.
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