The Dwight Howard Trade Saga
I am Requesting a Trade The center piece of the Orlando Magic Dwight Howard requested a trade before the beginning…
Top Exercises to Increase Your Vertical Jump
Nothing, I repeat NOTHING can replace a solid, comprehensive vertical jump program, however I've been asked time and…
Is Lebron James Better Than Michael Jordan?
The past couple of years we have heard sports analysts comparing Lebron James to Michael Jordan. This statement makes…
Should the NBA Get Rid Of the Dunk Contest?
I didn't even watch the dunk contest. After watching a little bit of the Celebrity and Rising Stars games and being…
Basketball Games to Play
Basketball is one of the most popular games on the planet. There are many variations of the game you can play. Basketball…
The Greatest Shoe Ever Made
It has been called the greatest shoe ever made. Man! That is a lot of hype to live up to for a shoe! But, a strong…
Basketball Articles (238)
27 New Nike Shoes for Basketball
Do you love basketball shoes? Are you a rabid sneakerhead who simply can't get enough pairs of basketball sneakers? Do you sometimes get an anxiety attack because you weren't able to get a pair of a sick limited released kicks? Well, you are not alone. Yours truly knows the joy…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 08, 2011  
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Lebron James is Lebron James And Michael Jordan is Michael Jordan
LeBron James came to the Miami Heat NBA Basketball Team with Chris Bosh and became the alleged villain for leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers. How can anyone fault LeBron James exercising his Right of freedom of choice to pick what is right for his family and his career? Does it really…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   May 29, 2011  
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The Lebron 9 Ohio State
The new shoe that LeBron James will be wearing this season is one sick looking shoe. This shoe definitely deserves some "face time" on the hardcourt. Unfortunately, there may not be NBA regular season this year and all the opportunities that this shoe could have to dazzle us with it's…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 16, 2011  
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Uconn Success But at What Cost
While the NCAA recently crowned the University of Connecticut as its Division 1 Champion for the 2010-2011 basketball season, the success of this elite program is coming under scrutiny about the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate (APR) score. The question becomes success but at what cost, to the coach, the University,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   May 04, 2011  
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Jump Manual - is Jump Manual A Scam Or Does it Really Work ?
Are you a basketball player who finally wants to make his first slam dunk? Then you have to be either very tall or jump quite high and jump manual can help you out with this. While you can’t change your size, you can definitely work on the height of your…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Mar 16, 2011  
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Can You Blame Lebron James for Choosing the Miami Heat?
Lebron James got a lot of flack for leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat. You can not blame Lebron when you look at the caliber of the two players he is with now. First, lets look at Dwyane Wade who was the number 5 pick in…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Jun 02, 2011  
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How to Jump High
Speed and power are the two key elements that will determine your jumping ability. So, the exercises that make up a jump training program must be centered around improving these elements. Exercises that don't lead toward maximizing strength and power should not be included. Distance running and doing 100's of…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Apr 27, 2011  
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Basketball Drills for Beginners
What beginning basketball drills can be used to capture the attention, encourage, instruct, and create a fun wholesome environment that fosters growth and development? There is nothing more exciting and frightening at the same time than the realization that you have volunteered or have been encouraged to coach basketball to…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Apr 06, 2011  
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What Are The Best Vertical Jumps In The NBA
What are the best vertical jumps in the NBA? Just for fun we will take a look at some of the greatest jumpers in the NBA, and then see if we can't learn something that applies to our own jumping ability. Before we dig into the NBA lets look at…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Apr 27, 2011  
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Basketball Dribbling Drills for Beginners
One of the most challenging tasks for beginners and coaches is teaching ball handling skills. Dribbling a basketball for young players can be difficult because of the coordination required to control the ball and the size of the ball itself can be a problem. Also, because dribbling is new to…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Apr 07, 2011  
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Increase Your Vertical Jump with Strength Training
Increase Your Vertical Jump with Strength Training Everyone can agree that strength training is a key element of any program designed to increase your vertical jump. In fact, the benefits of strength training are undeniable for any form of exercise program. However, many athletes and coaches don't fully apply the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   May 01, 2011  
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Coaching Beginning Youth Basketball
The most important lessons coaching beginning school aged basketball players for school or a traveling team are not about basketball. Teaching players to be responsible people are the real lessons to learn. Responsiblity includes attending practice on time which helps set the tone not only for basketball practice but have…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Apr 12, 2011  
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How to Slam Dunk
How to Slam Dunk Being able to slam dunk is one of the mostly advanced and highly sought after skills in Basketball. Slam dunking a basketball instantly demonstrates your expertise, giving you credibility as a player. Over the years entire exhibitions and competitions have been created, revolving around dunking, amazing…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   May 02, 2011  
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What Type Of Person Owns A Sports Shop/sports Store? An Underdog
Well, because you love sports, duh. I know it seems like an obvious answer, but it may not be quite that simple for me. I mean I love sports, all sports. Even the obscure ones like cricket and curling (Who didn't set their alarm or DVR to watch that stuff…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 03, 2011  
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Basketball Basics: Teaching Shooting
There are many opportunities to teach shooting throughout the season because players like to shoot. They are often practicing shots before practice, after practice, and in the parks and gyms. This article offers suggestions on how players can be helped with their shots. The good things is that they see…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 11, 2011  
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Shaq Is Retiring After 19 Seasons In The NBA
The day of June 1st 2011 will be remembered as the day that one of the biggest names in sports called it quits. You read that right, Shaquille O'Neal, the man who won 4 NBA titles, is finally retiring. Shaq, who turned 39 back in March, made it official earlier…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Jun 01, 2011  
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Basketball Dribbling Drills - Dribble Like A Pro
Learning how to dribble a basketball is imperative to becoming a skilled and talented basketball player. Dribbling a basketball effectively can help position a player to begin the flow of the offense, escape from a harassing defender, and get around a screen to open up passing and shooting options, amongst…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Jun 26, 2011  
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Increase Vertical Leap - Jumpsoles Review
What are Jumpsoles? Jumpsoles are weighted frontal training platforms that you attach to your shoes while training.  Over the years, there are mixed reviews regarding the effectiveness of Jumpsoles.  Some have claimed to increase vertical leap by 10-12 inches while most claim they make training unstable and can cause some…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 03, 2011  
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Can This Shoe Make You Jump Higher
Tremendous hype has been circulating on the Internet about a state-of-the-art shoe which claims to make you jump higher.  Do you guys remember a shoe which made headlines in the 90’s called The Catapult?  It was the LA Gear equivalent of Nike Air Jordan.  Now twenty years after, another shoe…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 10, 2011  
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Basketball Dribbling Drills: How to Become An Effective Dribbler
Dribbling is a way for a player to move around the basketball court and get things done on offense. It is also a way to manuever out of jeopardy when the defense is applying pressure. Sometimes one or two timely dribbles can get a player near the basket for a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 23, 2011  
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Tips for Basketball Injury Prevention
Basketball injury prevention is important because basketball can be played and enjoyed by people of all ages, shapes, and sizes all year. Basketball is played because of the exercise benefits, comraderie, and it is just plain fun to "ball". On the courts we recast our image to represent our favorite…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   May 18, 2011  
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Basketball Strategies: Four Aspects to Emphasize
As we begin and get into the basketball season, it is good to have a clear vision of how you would like your team to play. It is good to write it out, read it several times, and ask yourself how to implement it at all the practices and the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 05, 2011  
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The Dwight Howard Trade Saga
I am Requesting a Trade The center piece of the Orlando Magic Dwight Howard requested a trade before the beginning of the season. It is what Magic fans had been dreading, Dwight wants to win a championship, play with his friends, or just a new start. Orlando thinks that with…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Mar 04, 2012  
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One Of the Most Scarce Kobe Bryant Shoes
Here we go again! It has been a week and of course news of a new Kobe VI colorway dropping has arrived. Unfortunately, the news is very familiar to news of Kobe VI releases of the past. The newest Kobe kicks are going to be a limited release. Really? What…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 10, 2011  
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The New Lebron 9 Kentucky
It's here! The new LeBron 9 has dropped. The first colorway to grace our presence is a Black/Red/White colorway and it has arrived at a few online retailers. You can officially open the flood gates because there are plenty more colorways that will be dropping, and dropping soon. The most…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 15, 2011  
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Your Vertical Training, Nutrition And the Confidence Of Youth
I was watching a civil wartime move called Cold Mountain the other day and there was a scene at the end of the movie that caught my eye and ear. One of the young villains named Bosie is staring down the hero (Inman) while on their horses and debating on…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   May 21, 2013  
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Basketball Basics: Practicing With Your Son/daughter
Your son or daughter wants to play on a basketball team this season. You would like to help her/him to have a successful season. What can you do to help your son or daughter to improve his/her basketball skills? This article takes the basketball basics and applies these to your daughter/son's…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 30, 2011  
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Arizona Wildcats Take Down Cal Bears Again
Basketball is a game of runs, and Thursday night’s battle between the Cal Bears and Arizona Wildcats was no different. Unfortunately for Cal it was Arizona that got the last run as they fell 78-74 and watched their 17 game home winning streak come to an abrupt end. With so…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Feb 03, 2012  
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The Greatest Ever
When the Lakers won their 15th NBA Championship last week, Phil Jackson won his 10th title as a coach, surpassing Red Auerbach as the winningest coach in league history. The argument started in earnest about whether Phil is the greatest coach in the history of sports. A good case can…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Aug 22, 2011  
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Retro 14 Jordan Shoes for Baskeball
A another grey shoe has just dropped on the sneaker world. Wait, let me rephrase that. The Jordan Retro 14 in a "Light Graphite" colorway has just released to rave reviews in the sneaker community. Okay, that sounds much better. And much more accurate. This is not just another grey shoe. This is the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 11, 2011  
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What do you think of when you think of John Stockton and Karl Malone? Two all-time NBA greats. Yes.…
Nothing has changed sneakerheads. As we all know, Nike remains the King of basketball shoes. There…
The new Jordan Fly 23 is a shoe that will actually allow you to fly. No, of course it won't allow…
The search for the right shoes can feel a lot like looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack.…
If you have been a basketball fan for a couple years, you know about the Washington Wizards’ star…
What was once old, is new again. I love that expression. It perfectly describes what our society…

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