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
April 13th, 2011
Way, way back in December of 1891, physical education teacher James Naismith introduced his class to two peach baskets he had nailed to the lower rail of the balcony at both ends of the gym, 13 rules for a new game, and using a soccer ball, basketball was born.
It’s said Naismith wrote those 13… Continue reading
April 4th, 2011
Remember in the movie, Hoosiers, when the Coach (played by Gene Hackman) instilled courage and confidence in his fearful, small-town team? He measured the distance from the rim to the floor of the basketball goal in their home gym and showed them the distance was the same in… Continue reading
March 18th, 2011
Not only does the NCAA basketball season for men culminate in the championship game in Houston in April, the Division I collegiate women’s season also comes to a close the same week in Indianapolis.
It’s interesting the scheduling – the men face off April 2 and 4, the women – April 3 and 5. Since 2003, the college basketball Continue reading