NBA Legacies: Magic Johnson

NBA Legacies: Magic Johnson

Introduction With so many star athletes in the NBA’s past, it’s time we look back at some of the players who defined the sport and made basketball what it is. Today we’re looking at Magic Johnson, whose 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers secured him as one of the best basketball … Read more

The History Of Basketball At The YMCA

Basketball in greyscale photo

The history of basketball began with its invention in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith. It was introduced as a sport less prone to injury than football. Naismith, was a 31-year-old graduate student when he created indoor sport to keep athletes exercising indoors during the winters. The … Read more

The Fascinating History of the Slam Dunk

A basketball player about to make a shot

Fans of basketball are always thrilled by a slam dunk play. It’s one of the most elevating, exciting plays of the game; some of the best examples of it even seem to shun gravity. Even if a viewer just watches the highlight reels of any basketball game, the slam dunk is always … Read more

Learn About The Interesting Evolution Of The NBA Backboard

White and Red Basketball backboard

A Canadian professor of physical education and instructor at Young Men’s Christian Association came up with a new way of exercise. He was trying to keep his students active in the gym class and he invented a new game of passing the ball between players. The two teams had to score more … Read more

Top 5 Main Skills in the Game of Basketball

Top 5 Main Skills in the Game of Basketball

What do you reckon makes Micheal Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird basketball icons? The answer is they learned the basics to a tee. This way, they were able to accomplish exceptional things on the court. So, if you are wondering about the fundamental skills all NBA players … Read more

Basketball Players Who Died Young

The jump ball that starts the game, known as the opening tip, takes place at the center court.

A young basketball player passing away is just sad to hear. There is always going to be that one person who looks up to them. Fortunately, we have many basketball players alive today that continue putting a positive impact on the younger generation.  2020, we had to bear the loss of Kobe … Read more

Challenges in Youth Basketball

Kids playing basketball in Farah

There was a time when youth basketball was considered the best way to train the upcoming generation of basketball players. However, today things are a bit different. Unfortunately, problems and complications have hijacked the associations as well as the players leading to much larger-scale issues that will take years to fix. Therefore, … Read more

Richest Basketball Players in History

Michael Jordan in 1992

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in America and the NBA players are some of the wealthiest individuals on the planet. Over the years, the NBA has produced legends and icons including Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. Although each player differs from another in terms of records and skills, these … Read more

Should We Practice Basketball Indoors or Outdoors

NCAA men's college basketball game between Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils

Basketball is a game that is played both indoor and outdoor. For some, basketball courts are just within walking distance. However, others have to cover some distance to play a few games. Additionally, some players prefer playing indoors while others prefer outdoors.  The differences between the two are many. Outdoor basketball games … Read more

Tips for Playing Outdoor Basketball

Basketball game in progress

Outdoor basketball is different than indoor basketball. Outdoor basketball courts are usually made of concrete and the playing conditions are a lot different as well. For instance, you have to consider the weather conditions since you playing in an open field. Then, you need to use the right type of shoes. Although … Read more

Should You Play Basketball Every Single Day?

LeBron James Layup (Cleveland vs Brooklyn 2018)

Basketball is one of the most popular games in the world. It is a game with rich history and players like Michael Jordan inspiring the younger generation to join the game. In the United States, basketball is both played on-court and off-court.  However, like any other sport, basketball has its share of … Read more