Archive for the 'Hoops Culture' Category

The world basketball festival (Aug 12-15) is less than a month away. Player appearances, retail pop-up shops and actual on-court action in unprecedented places (Namely Times Square) is on the way, but before all that action attacks Manhattan, the people at Nike, Converse and Brand Jordan wanted to give a everyone a chance to see how all aspects of the game started, how we got here and where the future will take us.

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Bounce Magazine

This past Saturday in Boston, the Back Bay Fens played host to Red Bull’s first ever 2-on-2 Revolution Tour stop, where only one team would distinguish themselves as Boston’s best. As 32 local teams poured into the park in the morning, players began stretching out, taking practice jumpers and doing everything in their power to prepare themselves for the long day of physical basketball in the blistering summer heat that lay ahead. In the end, Game Time, a duo comprised of 28-year-old Jared Hite and 23-year-old Rob Adams, took home the championship and a $2,000 prize.

The road to the ‘chip was a brutal one. Read More »

Last week I had the pleasure of checking out a Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) game between Ponce and San German. It was an important game for seeding as playoffs were approaching fast. The game was so good I had to share what I experienced with you.

Rodney White, picked 9th overall in the 2001 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons (ahead of Joe Johnson, Richard Jefferson, Gerald Wallace, Tony Parker and Gilbert Arenas among others) led the Ponce Leones in what was a slugfest of basketball with playoff implications. Read More »

Recently I spoke with Josh Ball, a co-worker of mine who has a true love for the game of basketball. I was asking him for tips on how to teach younger children basketball fundamentals since I have a 9-year-old nephew. What Josh does for his son Jordan is amazing; he’s created basketball homework for Jordan to do on a daily basis. For at least 30 minutes a day, Jordan has to complete tasks such as suicides, lay-up drills, ball handling drills, and shooting drills. Read More »

Stanley Lumax from Converse got me hip to their new campaign with Shammgod. Shammgod recalls his childhood basketball regimen and “shaking his own shadow.”

March Madness is a special event for sneakerheads since future stars will be remembered for their play and footwear. If you don’t believe me, try getting the image of Nike Air Flight Huaraches and Nike Air Force Max B’s out of your mind when you think of the Fab 5. It’s 2010 and the sneakers of choice on the college courts are the Nike Hyperdunk/Hyperize/Hypermax. What sneaker in your opinion will be engrained in your memory when you think of 2010 NCAA Basketball?

I didn’t get the opportunity to attend basketball camps and leagues when I was younger because I didn’t have that one person in my life to tell me where to go and push me to my full potential. If there were more mentors then, imagine the talent that would be seen on the courts today! Read More »

The NBA Breakdown is a fun, informative, interactive, entertaining, high energy call-in basketball talk show, which features interviews with top quality athletes, entertainers and celebrities.

It’s hosted by Dave Mendonca and Audley Stephenson and based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada.

The live program airs Sundays @9pm EST at this link. Read More »