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Nike Fail

Posted on | October 15, 2010 | Comments Off on Nike Fail

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nike fail

Screenshot from Nike.com site. Since when Rajon Rondo height is 6″9?

Matt Devlin Raptors Cheating His Height?

Posted on | October 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

If you look closely to the images taken from Raptors interview videos with Matt Devlin, Linas Kleiza and Jose Calderon you can think that those 3 guys are the same height. However, Linas Kleiza is 6″8 and Calderon is 6″3. So how come Matt Devlin looks only about 1 inch shorter

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matt devlin raptors

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matt-devlin-raptors

He must be using some lift shoes to increase his height.

Kevin Durant Real Height 6″11?

Posted on | September 20, 2010 | Comments Off on Kevin Durant Real Height 6″11?

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kevin-durant-real-height 6-11?

Looking at this picture can you say that Kevin Durant’s real height is only 6″9? Marc Gasol is a legit 7″1 so it should be 4 inches difference between the two (thus giving Durant a 6″11′ ). However from this picture it is clear that Kevin Durant is at most 2 inches smaller. Without heads those two players would be pretty much equal because Gasol has really large head which adds height. Having in mind that Durant has enormous length hands he is a walking 7″1 small forward. He will be a mismatch 99% of his career for other players. NBA should really have to update his height in official page because Durantulla grew taller.

List Of Lebron James Nicknames

Posted on | July 17, 2010 | Comments Off on List Of Lebron James Nicknames

Lebron James got quite a lot nicknames after selecting to join Miami Heat in his “Decision”. Here is a list of Lebron James new nicknames found on the web:

  • Jebron Lames
  • Le Bum
  • Le Quiter
  • King James
  • LBJ
  • Son Of A Beach
  • King Lames
  • Le Fraud
  • Le Brick
  • Lamebron Jim
  • Queen James

more will be added in the meantime.

You can put in comments new nicknames if you want.

Rajon Rondo Hand Size

Posted on | July 12, 2010 | 3 Comments

Rajon Rondo has some big hands. Even NBA commentators joked that Rajon Rondo needs hand reduction surgery to be able to shoot free throws more accurately. Look yourself at Rajon Rondo’s hands.

Rajon Rondo hand size

Rajon Rondo hand size

From this angle it looks like his little finger ir longer than his index finger, that’s really unusual. But it can be just bad angle and his index finger is in the movement in this picture.

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Rajon Rondo hand lenght

You what’s gonna happen in this situation to poor Fisher. Rajon Rondo use his hand size to block the shot.

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Rajon Rondo hand

How Much Height Do Shoes Add?

Posted on | June 10, 2010 | Comments Off on How Much Height Do Shoes Add?

I remember that when people say their height with shoes they always underestimate (in my opinion) how much height do shoes add. Half an inch is their maximum number but this is obvious not true because even casual shoes have thicker soles not talking about basketball shoes which has even bigger soles. So to end the question how much height do shoes add to a person I decided to do a little test with my basketball shoes. So far I have outworn Nike Jetter Vital, average condition Nike Zoom BB, almost new custom made Nike Kobe IV and some Adidas basketball shoes which I bought really long ago but never really played a lot because they’re slightly small (Adidas has a little different shoe measures so I made a mistake buying these without properly tried them in store). Read more

Kevin Durant’s Wingspan

Posted on | March 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Kevin Durant’s Wingspan

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Kevin Durant Wingspan

A basketball player who has large wingspan can play taller than his height. Generally european basketball players have shorter wingspans than afro american players.

Various sources (Wikipedia and others) quote that Kevin Durant wingspan is 7’5. Having in mind that average people have the wingspan the same as their height puts Durant in the next category. He is 6’9 (2,06 m) but can definitely play like a center.

See how long Kevin Durant looks in this Nike Commercial:

3 Point Shooting Form (Basketball)

Posted on | February 15, 2010 | Comments Off on 3 Point Shooting Form (Basketball)

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3 point contest 2010 ended with Paul Pierce being the winner. Few days before NBA.com posted this image showing how basketball players release their ball while making 3 point shot.

The key to proper 3 point shooting form is the last touch of the ball. What you have to consider while making 3 pointer in basketball is:

  • Stance. You have to use your legs for powering up and don’t swing on neither side. You must land at the same spot where you took off.
  • Aiming. Try to align your shooting hand with the eye responsible for aiming. This will increase your percentage.
  • Hands. All these 4 players in the picture have a good shooting form. They’re keeping right arm straight and don’t swing elbow to the side. The last most important thing is to use only index and middle fingers at the final moment of ball leaving your hand. You can even wave a bit just like saying goodbye to the ball. This habit should improve your shooters touch and floppiness.

Check back soon to see the full guide on improving 3 point shooting.

Best Pump Up Songs Basketball

Posted on | January 29, 2010 | Comments Off on Best Pump Up Songs Basketball

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Dwyane Wade Pumping Up

If there’s a basketball game few hours ahead or just your everyday practice, some pump up songs will supercharge you to achieve maximum performance on the basketball court. Usually these pump up songs are mainly performed by hip-hop artists but this is no rule. Many those type of songs are the the background music for Youtube basketball mixes. NBA 2k series presents many good pumpup songs in the OSTs (original sound tracks)

Charge your iPod batteries, upload pump up songs and get ready to go on fire.

Hip-Hop Pump Up Songs:

  • T.I. –  What You Know
  • David Banner and Gq – S.P.I.T
  • Xzibit_Feat._Bj_the_Chicago_Kid_and_Poo_Bear_-_Fanatic
  • Matt_and_Kim_Feat._De_La_Soul_-_Daylight
  • The Coup – My Favorite Mutiny
  • Fort Minor – Remember The Name <-my favourite
  • Joe Budden – Pump It Up
  • Dmx – X Gonna Give It To Ya
  • Nelly – Heart Of A Champion Ft. Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble
  • Kanye West – Amazing Ft. Young Jeezy
  • Jay-Z – Blueprint 2

Techno/House Pump Up Songs

  • 2 Unlimited – Get Ready For This
  • Danzel – Pump It Up
  • Benassi bros – turn me up (feat azibiza sfaction version)
  • D. O. N. S. FEAT. TECHNOTRONIC – Pump Up The Jam

Sure, there isn’t a complete list. Please share YOUR own pump up songs in the comments.

Why Was Basketball Invented?

Posted on | January 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Why Was Basketball Invented?

Actually the story why basketball was invented sounds kinda funny. In December 1891,  James Naismith, YMCA training school physical education teacher decided to adapt then known children’s game called duck-on-a-rock where small stone is thrown at a made-up duck positioned on the big rock. The aim was to knock off the duck.

James Naismith was told to invent a new game that could be played indoors during cold weather in Massachusetts. So the reason why was basketball invented is really practical one. All basketball fans should be thankful for cold weather in Massachusetts.

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