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Basketball Tips: Making That Free throw

They say that practice makes perfect. Would that be the same to clinch free throws in basketball? It is a combination of trick and practice. Professionals have their own strategies or ways on getting that ball through the net. But if you are a beginner or an amateur, then it would be best to start with the basics, before you find your own “rhythm” when shooting from the free throw line. It is important to be consistent […]

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Be On Your Game: Basketball Diet

Success as a basketball player does not only rely on training and skill. Nutrition and diet plays a major role on developing and improving the body’s physical condition. Eating proper food would ensure that the body is supplemented with the much needed energy needed while playing the sport. It is important for athletes to be conscious with what they eat and drink. Their energy and stamina, as well as muscle development would depend on what kinds of […]

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America’s Most Celebrated Basketball Players

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Basketball has only been popular during the time of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Any basketball history before that is unclear. However, it is injustice not to mention great basketball players in the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. Take for example the basketball superstar George Mikan. He, a 6’10” goof, was a sensational inside scorer, rebounder, and shot-blocker. Another legendary player is Bill Russell, who is comparable to Patrick Ewing. Russell had an ultimate defensive presence. He […]

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Advantages Of Playing Basketball

Playing team sports such basketball is one of the best ways for people—especially those who have big families or those who have groups of friends—to enjoy spending time with another. It is also one of the best ways to maintain a healthy body since it can serve as a daily exercise. In fact, many people play basketball because they want to maintain an ideal weight and they want to be active. PLAYING BASKETBALL IMPROVES SKILLS Aside from […]

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Basketball Legends: Larry Bird And Magic Johnson

Although each player achieved enough during their career to legitimately have earned the title of legend by themselves, the story of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson is one that is more properly told as a two-hander. The players were rivals in their college years as two of the most promising up-and-coming players and when they entered the NBA it was as part of the same draft in 1979 that both players joined. They would renew their rivalry […]

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Basketball Legends: Wilt Chamberlain

In the pantheon of basketball greats, most people hold that the greatest ever to play the game was Michael Jordan. However, if there is to be a challenger to that title, the most deserving person to take that mantle would have to be Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain. His nickname was taken from the fact that Chamberlain’s height at the time of his NBA career was a massive seven feet and one inch. At one time in his […]

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Basketball Legends: Michael Jordan

In most sports, there will be long and heated conversations daily about who was the best ever to play it. Was the best soccer player Pélé, or Diego Maradona? Is Roger Federer the best tennis player of all time, or was it Rod Laver, or someone else? In basketball, these conversations do happen, but there is more of a consensus than in possibly any other sport. People will continually state that the greatest ever basketball player was […]

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The NBA – A Sports League And A Cultural Movement

Basketball has taken a place in the hearts of so many people throughout the world that it is considered the number one sport in many countries, and a close second in many others. Although its global reach is still slightly behind that of football, basketball has given the world some of its most recognizable sports stars. Names like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and others have become household names far beyond their native USA, and the […]

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