April 3rd, 2012
Some people might think that a professional basketball player’s life in the limelight ends the moment he blows his knee out one too many times, or maybe when he’s too old to compete anymore with younger guys on the court. At the Basketball Goal Store, we know there are stories to share about these athletes:
Those who think a retired basketball player might just be all washed up and… Continue reading
March 20th, 2012
There’s nothing better than a highly competitive basketball game, especially when you’re surrounded by great friends and you have a great view of the court- because you happened to score some great seats. There’s an awesome energy created by the loyal fans. Everything works together- the cheering and buzzers, sudden scores out of nowhere and last-minute wins. It’s all a magical mix of incredible athletic skill that makes for some… Continue reading
October 18th, 2011
At this writing, 41 professional NBA basketball players are crossing the pond to go balling outside of America. Some are long-term deals, some have opt-out provisions.
Is it smart?
On one hand, the basketball players leaving the states during the ever-continuing lock-out will be playing in a competitive forum and keeping their skills hot.
That’s not to say… Continue reading
July 26th, 2011
There are days when something significant happens and it’s either exciting and happy news, or devastating news. However, sometimes, it’s both. A recent announcement is news that conjures those mixed emotions.
Yao Ming has announced he is retiring from the Houston Rockets. He made the announcement from his homeland, China, but the impact reaches far across the oceans and continents touching the basketball world… Continue reading
May 10th, 2011
One of the greatest basketball players who ever graced the courts was Jerry West. He played for 14 years – and he was consistently in the top for 12 of those 14 years – without the three-point line, the lack of All-Defense teams (that didn’t start until 1969) and the lack… Continue reading
April 15th, 2011
It may not seem like it, but often there are connections, threads that tie people and events together. Take this for instance:
- James Naismith invented the game basketball in Massachsetts in 1891. Later, at the University of Kansas, he coached Phog Allen
March 29th, 2011
Remember when CBSsports.com reported veteran guard Mike Bibby and Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders were “sharing a laugh” in the locker room shortly after Bibby had been traded from the Continue reading