It’s been almost 17 years since the And1 Mixtape Vol. 3 VHS dropped at Foot Action stores. And 17 years after that landmark tape was released, it’s biggest star, Philip Champion aka Hot Sauce aka Sizzerman aka Hot Sizzle, is still breaking ankles and throwing the ball off defenders faces like Jason Richardson once did to Carlos Boozer (more about that later).
During a break during the Hawks loss to the Raptors, the Hawks gave one “lucky” fan an opportunity to have his ankles broken by the streetball legend in a segment called “Handles Like Hot Sauce.”
As expected, Sauce tortured the “feeling good” fan by tossing the ball off his face before putting him on skates and making an easy layup.
As for that Jason Richardson story, back in 2003, the former dunk champ won MVP of the Rookie Challenge game. The highlights of the game wasn’t any of his dunks or his seven threes but him pissing off Carlos Boozer by throwing the ball of his pre-shoe shine head.
After the game, Boozer said, “That was no class, but I’m not worried about it.”
When Richardson heard Boozer’s comments, he replied, “It’s not a no-class act. It was streetball, and he should know that. But maybe he doesn’t since he’s from Alaska.”
He also said he made an attempt to talk to Boozer but couldn’t get a response.
“When I tried to talk to him, he wouldn’t say anything. I tried it once. I’m not going to kiss his ass. That’s it.”
BONUS: BEST OF HOT SAUCE
If you want to see more great footage of Hot Sauce, then check out the following two videos and please avoid the movie Crossover, which stars him and a young Anthony Mackie.