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Why is there a negative connotation on coming off the bench in basketball?

Being in the starting lineup was always a goal for every kid growing up. Players that started were always looked at as the best players on the team. In most instances, that is true however there are some times where that’s not the case. For some reason, there’s a negative connotation on coming off the

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Why do you play the game of basketball?

Why do you play the game of basketball? Everyone has their personal reasoning. For some, it’s just for fun. It could be just for cardio purposes. Maybe you do it for the attention. For some, it’s a means to get their families and themselves out of a toxic environment. For others, it’s purely for the

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Master your basketball fundamentals first

Have you ever heard the saying: “You have to learn how to walk before you can run“? It’s a common phrase that’s used in reference to trusting the process and taking baby steps before getting to the end goal. That same phrase can be used in the game of basketball. What makes the game so

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Basketball players and coaches should use social media to their advantage

Social media can be a gift and a curse at times but the key thing is how you use it. The sport of basketball is rising in popularity everyday especially on social media. When you look at guys like Drew Hanlen and Chris Brickley, they’ve really grown their following by posting their workouts with top-notch

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Basketball is more than personal training

It seems that basketball training has become a hot commodity over the last couple of years. While it’s something that’s not new, sharing and displaying workouts via social media has been the new thing. We’ve seen trainers get very innovative making players perform new moves to try and expand their game. Some of it I

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An inside look at the proposed 1-16 playoff seeding for the 2018 NBA Playoffs

Throughout the years of the NBA Playoffs, we’ve grown accustomed to the 1 through 8 seeding in each conference. However, with the recent balance of power shifting West, individuals have grown weary of the current format. Instead, they’d like to see the “best” two teams meet in The Finals as opposed to earlier in the

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Confidence is highly important when it comes to shooting the basketball

When we discuss shooting and the best shooters in the game, we always discuss the mechanics: their shooting form, balance and how they get their shots off. What we don’t discuss is the mental side of shooting and confidence. They’re both equally important. This season we’ve seen a few cases that show why confidence is

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Lakers Lair Three-Man Weave: Zotime and Kobe’s jersey retirement

  The Lakers start training camp in roughly two weeks, what is the one thing you look forward to seeing the most as the season draws near? Allen: Two things I’m looking are obviously Lonzo Ball but also the evolution of Brandon Ingram. Ball looked great in Summer League but with all of the pressure

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Hoodie Melo: The Legend of Carmelo Anthony

And the newest candidate for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is…Hoodie Melo! The summer of 2017 could very well be the highest and lowest points of Carmelo Anthony’s career. On one hand, he refuses to waive his no-trade clause except for one team with no assets. On the other hand, the legend of Hoodie

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Coachability in great players is an underrated trait

Having an open mind and a coachable mentality can take a young player’s talent to new heights. Taking in information from coaches, players, and veterans of the game can increase the IQ of a player immensely. In addition, it can turn a player into a leader. Not everyone is born a leader or meant to

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