Draymond Green Basketball

The Defensive Short: Basketball IQ

Basketball IQ and awareness are two things that aren’t discussed enough. They go a long way and can truly distinguish the difference between a good and a great player. I often stress the little things when discussing basketball because I truly believe that the little things are game changers. Diving for loose balls, communicating on

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JaVale McGee

The Defensive Short: JaVale McGee standing tall

The Golden State Warriors let their defense do the talking in Game 1 of their matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. The star of the show was JaVale McGee who came out active and long on defense. He had his hands tied going up against LaMarcus Aldridge, who’s one of the best low post offensive

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Just Hoop

Just Hoop

Just Hoop has to be the mantra of all inspiring basketball players out there. There must be a present mindset of no excuses and getting better. Excuses are easy to make but that’s to be left for the weak-minded. An aura of positivity, improvement, and determination must be encompassed. There are always opportunities to get

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Kawhi Leonard Hustle Basketball

Know the difference between fake hustle and good hustle in basketball

Not all hustle is good hustle. There’s a fine line that separates good hustle from what I like to call fake hustle. It’s very easy to get those two things misconstrued but it’s very important as a player and as a fan to understand where the two part ways. Hustle is defined as (via Merriam-Webster):

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LeBron James Basketball

Accountability is a key trait in becoming a great basketball player

Accountability goes a long way in basketball. It’s a trait that can transition a player into a leader. It’s something that’s needed when a team is looking to contend at the championship level. It’s always easy to point the blame at someone else and critique what they did or didn’t do. But when a player

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Klay Thompson Basketball

Basketball shooting tips to remember when practicing

As I was walking off the basketball court the other morning, I had a young kid ask me, “what drills do I do to work on my shot?” While the question threw me off guard, I proceeded to give him the best advice I could. It was a great a question which inspired me to

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Kobe Bryant Basketball

Understanding purpose is important in basketball

Similar to life, every aspect of basketball has a purpose. As we play the game and go through the motions it might not be something that crosses our mind but indeed there’s a reason behind everything we do on a basketball court. From a specific move to practicing to playing pick-up, to warming up for

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CJ McCollum basketball

Basketball Tip: Keep a hesitation in your back pocket

The hesitation is one of those moves that I believe doesn’t get enough credit in the game of basketball. We yell and holler when we see an ankle breaking crossover but a hesitation is just as embarrassing. There are multiple ways to perform a hesitation but they all share the same purpose, and that purpose

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Jamal Crawford

Inside the Move: Jamal Crawford Special

An in-depth look at the Society’s Move of the Week After a short hiatus, Inside the Move is back with a move that can add a bit of flash to your game. This week we look at what we’re calling the Jamal Crawford special which is a move that he has made a lot of defenders

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Mid-Range Monday: LaMarcus Aldridge

With the three ball being so popular and analytics telling you the mid-range jumper is a bad shot, the mid-range game is nearly extinct so the Basketball Society will be bringing you “Mid-Range Mondays” where we highlight players who perfected operating in the mid-range area. Check out last week’s edition that featured Tim Duncan! LaMarcus

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