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Becoming Proficient At Basketball

Basketball is a popular sports option with many people because of the way that it combines a fast paced team game with a dynamic workout experience that is sure to challenge any person of any skill set who cares to participate. Understanding further how the game is played and how a person can improve their [...]

Sporting Bet – Euro Basket Ball

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or shooting a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules. Basketball is one of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world. Basketball has evolved many commonly used [...]

Teaching Your Child To Excel

Some children have an innate motivation to succeed at everything they do, while others need more of a push to gain momentum to excel. Unfortunately, this has led to a wide stereotype that “only the smart kids are motivated” and a mistaken mix-up with children’s abilities and strengths. Our society has come to value children [...]

Playing Basketball To Improve Health

Picking a sport to play, whether for fun or for competitive reasons, is sometimes a difficult decision for those unsure of the distinctions and advantages that each individual sport provides. While all options will provides a brisk workout experience to their players, there are important differences to be found, both in competitiveness and quality of [...]

NBA Tickets – Lakers Still Top Dog in the League

With most teams roughly 10 games into their schedule (as of Nov. 18), here is a look at the top 10 teams in the league thus far. 1. Los Angeles Lakers: Whether it’s Kobe Bryant or Pau Gasol leading the charge, either way opposing teams tend to lose. They did finally drop a couple of [...]

NBA Tickets – Hibbert, Scola Having Breakout Fantasy Seasons

Everyone expects LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant to put up big statistical seasons each and every year, but your fantasy league is often won by the underappreciated guys who take the next step. Here’s a look at the guys who aren’t household names but are still having great seasons thus far. Luis Scola, [...]

NBA Tickets – Top 10 Players in the League

Here are the Top 10 players in the NBA as I see them as of Nov. 12. (Note: The first few weeks of the 2010-11 NBA season played a small part in these rankings.) 1. LeBron James, Small Forward, Miami Heat: Love him or hate him, LeBron is the most physically gifted player to ever [...]

New Orleans Hornets Tickets – Hornets off to a Great Start

Coming into the 2010-11 NBA season, the New Orleans Hornets were somewhat of a forgotten team in the Western Conference. After looking like a team on the rise a few years ago, the Hornets slid down the standings of the conference over the last two seasons, ultimately missing out on the postseason last year largely [...]

Portland Trail Blazers Tickets – New Oden Injury a Shame

Greg Oden was supposed to be the next Bill Russell, the next Shaq, the next great center in a long line of historically great big men. I remember seeing a television segment on Oden when he was in high school; they referred to him as the next LeBron James, as in the best great NBA [...]

NBA Tickets – Week 2 Top 10 Power Rankings

Here are the Top 10 teams in the NBA as I see them as of Nov. 8 of the 2010-11 season: 1. Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers are 7-0 and have looked absolutely dominant thus far. Kobe Bryant has showed minimal signs that he’s still recovering from offseason knee surgery and Pau Gasol has been [...]

NBA Tickets – Pau Gasol Leads Players out to Great Starts in 2010

Here’s a look at who has really stepped up in the first leg of the 2010-11 NBA season. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics: There’s a reason that the Celtics have gotten off to a 7-2 start, and it isn’t because Kevin Garnett has found the fountain of youth or figured out what to say and not [...]

Miami Heat Tickets – Big Three Loses in Season Debut

Heat fans that thought the Big Three would simply waltz to a championship got a lesson on opening night of the 2010-11 NBA season. Against the Boston Celtics, arguably the most gritty and tough team in the entire league, the Heat looked flat and nervous, ultimately losing by eight to the defending Eastern Conference champs. [...]

Memphis Grizzlies Tickets – Conley Extension Signals Direction of Grizzlies

Just a few games into the 2010-11 NBA season, the Memphis Grizzlies awarded point guard Mike Conley a five-year extension worth approximately $40 million. This move has been heavily criticized, as Conley has been largely underwhelming in his short career and the uncertainty of the next collective bargaining agreement clouds any projections for the future [...]

Miami Heat Tickets – It’s All about the Defense So Far in Miami

Before the start of the season, everyone was talking about how the Big Three in Miami was going to spread the ball. Would there be enough shots for LeBron James and Dwyane Wade? What about Chris Bosh? But if the first five games are any indicator, teams and analysts should be worrying about something else: [...]

New York Knicks Tickets – Knicks’ Win Over Bulls Shows Offensive Potential

After a 1-2 start, the New York Knicks evened their 2010 season record with a win over the Chicago Bulls on Nov. 4. Chicago is widely thought to be one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference, even when playing without big man Carlos Boozer, who was still nursing a hand injury when the [...]

Los Angeles Clippers Tickets – Young Talent Brings Hope to Clippers

The Clippers have gotten off to a rough start to the 2010-11 season. Though they did upset the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 3, the team is already experiencing injury problems with Baron Davis and defensive issues with Chris Kaman. A lot of people, including myself, thought the Clips would contend for a playoff spot [...]

NBA Tickets – Early Impressions

Here are some early impressions of the NBA after two nights of the 2010-11 season: The Heat are going to need time to make adjustments. We saw the lack of on-court chemistry in their loss to Boston and again in their win over Philadelphia. Right now, it’s hard to see both Dwyane Wade and LeBron [...]

NBA Tickets – Top 10 Power Rankings

Here are the Top 10 teams in the National basketball Association as I see them heading into the 2010-11 season: 1. Los Angeles Lakers: You can’t put anyone else at the top of this list, as the Lakers lost very little from their championship team from last season. The Lakers are the two-time defending champs [...]

NBA Tickets – NBA Title Contenders

Here are the teams I feel have a legitimate shot at winning the NBA title heading into the 2010-11 season: Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers are the two-time defending champs and have been to the NBA Finals in each of the last three seasons. They’re the favorite entering the 2010-11 season, but could get off [...]

NBA Tickets – Fantasy Basketball Sleepers

Here are some players to target in the late rounds of your fantasy basketball draft: Blake Griffin, Power Forward, Los Angeles Clippers: It’s not that nobody is thinking about Griffin heading into their fantasy drafts; it’s that he’s going way too late from what I’ve seen. Griffin has the potential to produce Top 5 power [...]