With the hoops season quickly approaching, my people at Eastbay have hooked up the features and specs for the 2009 Basketball Shoe line up. Growing up with Eastbay, I always knew they had a ton of colors and different models but to see thousands of shoes come through the door is an amazing thing. Playing hoops as a kid, it was always cool to see all the kicks Eastbay would offer year to year, so keep reading for a look at the line up of 2009 Nike Basketball Shoes. Read More »
Summer hoops in Vancouver doesn’t stop as soon as the Dolphin Basketball Classic ends. Every August for the past half-decade, my man Steve Lee has organized Hoopfest. Sure, it’s not outdoors like Dolphin, but it attracts the same usual suspects: Randy Nohr, Bol Kong, Joey Haywood aka King Handles, Aman Heran and Neb Alesic. Read More »
In all of the basketball I have watched in my lifetime, only two players have made me want to show up early to a game, just so that I could watch the layup line. The first was Paul McPherson at the 2000 Rocky Mountain Revue in Utah. The second was Nate Robinson at the 2005 Vegas Summer League. Blessed with 40-plus-inch verticals and insane creativity, both were sure to treat the crowd to mini-dunk contests during each pregame warmup.
Levance Fields has garnered plenty of attention here as of late, (here and here) and for good reason. His formative asphalt roots personify veteran leadership, rugged defense and stylish play on the ‘wood. Peep the highlights from last Thursday’s Sweet Sixteen matchup between Levance’s Pitt Panthers and the Xavier Musketeers. Fields’s between-the-legs Boogie and high arching fader from 3 had me envisioning blacktop glory and soon-to-come professional dollars (or Euros) for the burly Brooklyn guard. His defensive positioning and steal on the ensuing possession weren’t bad, either.