How To Make A Statement In Hoops

“BOOMSHAKALAKA!!” When you heard that catch phrase, then you knew that you had pulled off one of the highlights of the game, if not the highlight of the game. It was almost as if the announcer had to verbalize the non-verbal statement that the players in the game made after their superhuman dunks that could only be done in a virtual world. To no one’s surprise, however, those non-verbal b-ball statements are made in the world of flesh, blood, leather, and rubber as well as the pixelated world of those classic 16-Bit…

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George Mikan: Defining NBA Star Power

More than any other professional team sport in America, the NBA has maintained a symbiotic relationship with its stars. The NBA–or “The League”, as it’s known by many–has been widely recognized as a star-driven league. Whether you’re a fan of the NBA, or just a casual observer, you can’t help but to identify the National Basketball Association with some of the greatest and entertaining players to ever have earned an NBA paycheck. Just in case you’re wondering about how long this star-driven system has been in place, we have to…

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NBA Dominance: Highlighting Seven Decades of Basketball Excellence

DOMINANCE.This is a word that is only reserved for the greats. To be more precise, this is a word that is reserved to describe the all-time greats. Many basketball pundits and experts have discussed the idea of placing such dominant basketball gods on a “Mt. Rushmore” of sorts—as a means of properly gauging their legendary contributions to the sport. As the National Basketball Association celebrates its 70th anniversary, it is only right that we highlight ten individuals whose indelible imprints on the game of basketball transcend the game itself. The…

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Basketball Fans, Pippen’s Back: Scottie Pippen’s Sneaker Legacy

I’ll leave all of the rave reviews and technical aspects of this shoe to the others, but I was shocked to see that Nike had decided to add a new (not a retro) sneaker to the Pippen line. Considering the fact that he hadn’t actually played an official NBA game in 11 years (those NBA All-Star Weekend Shootout appearances don’t count!!), it’s still refreshing for a fan like myself–who came of age during the heyday of the championship years of the 90’s Bulls–to be treated to a semblance of the 90’s/early 00’s when we could…

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Why I Love This (Sneaker) Game

by B.C. I have a confession to make. I’ve fallen off in the sneaker game. Many of you are probably wondering why I’m even writing this in the first place. Well, I feel that for one, my experience in the sneaker game has granted me all of the permission that I need to tell you this story.  I was one of those guys who purchased sneakers before they were retroed years later, only to see them return to stores in a quality that was less-than-stellar. I, like many other people who…

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