If you’re looking for a few boats with shoelaces attached, you can find them on lots of basketball courts. In fact, if you’re trying to find Will Perdue, Bulls Center champ in 1991, 1992 and 1993, you might actually see his feet before you see the rest of his body. This is true stuff, basketball fans, Pervin wears a… Continue reading
Maybe the general public thinks that NBA players get their wallets out for charity because they are working on their image and hoping for a chunk of a tax write-off. That assumption could not be more wrong about David Maurice Robinson, retired Center for the San Antonio Spurs.
Born in Key West, Florida, Robinson was the son of a Navy man. So the family moved frequently. By the time… Continue reading
Much to our chagrin, some of our favorite athletic activities of youth- such as track and field or a lively game of football or a rowdy round of racquetball- may sometimes have to be retired once we reach certain life phases.
Like it or not, no matter how health conscious we might be, aging eventually brings on some… Continue reading
Female basketball players have a long list of talented women to thank for the opportunity to not only play the game, but to play it without swishing around in a floor-length dress or a cumbersome petticoat. Women started playing basketball in 1892, but their opportunity to actually embrace the game as an Olympic sport didn’t occur until the 1976… Continue reading
Participating in any fast-paced, high contact sport can result in physical injury. So it’s no surprise really, that nearly two million basketball-related injuries occur each year. The most prevalent injuries include ankle sprains, facial cuts and bruises, stress fractures to the foot and lower leg, knee injuries and jammed fingers.
We want you to always enjoy your time… Continue reading
Understandably, serious athletes want to pay attention to what they should guzzle while shooting hoops at home under the Goalrilla Basketball Goal on a hot summer day or playing an intense championship game… Continue reading
Basketball is a strenuous activity. Perfecting all the necessary skills- from guarding the opposing team and shooting free throws to controlled dribbling while sprinting down the Goalrilla Basketball Goal court- takes a toll on the body.
As an athlete, it’s crucial to make a commitment to conditioning the body and building stamina. You probably don’t need us here… Continue reading
Once upon a time, smack-dab in the middle of the Victorian Era, a female physical education teacher named Senda Berenson introduced the game of basketball to a group of students at Smith College for girls in Northampton. This new game was invented a year earlier (1891) by James Naismith, a Canadian-American physical education teacher and coach.
Teaching the 13 official rules of basketball didn’t seem necessary. Although the newly… Continue reading
Well, the lockout continues and there is talk of a major contraction in the number of teams that will survive until the end. Sad.
It makes me think that the fans have the opportunity to take back the game. To their driveways, in their living rooms and in gyms across the nation. Let those who have made it a business remain mired in thigh-high stagnancy – the rest of… Continue reading
“One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn’t do you any good.” – Abe Lemons
You might ask, “Who was Abe Lemons to make such a claim?”
Well, Abe Lemons is an Oklahoman who put Oklahoma City University on the map – basketball wise. He was also the president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1977 and was named the National… Continue reading