NBA All Star 2017

Although the NBA All Atar 2017 weekend (3 point shooting and Slam Dunk Contest) was really boring and lame, the All Star game was pretty entertaining and fun to watch. Maybe they should have had more defense and more challenge, but it was pretty entertaining to see players were having a good time.

Glen Robinson III won the slam dunk contest. His moves did not impress me much, but man I miss Michael Jordan! he was the best in slam dunks!



Magic Johnson Named Los Angeles Laker’s President

Magic Johnson has been named Los Angeles Laker’s president of basketball operations!

Finally!!! this was much needed. Things will be alright (Hopefully). Mitch Kupchak and dumb ass Jim Buss are now gone ( Jim is part owner, but has no say in Basketball decisions).

It’s a new era for the young Lakers. It might take some time but this change was needed. A new Positive energy flowing through! Lakers faced the same kind of a challenge in Mid 90’s too, but overcame the obstacles and won many championships. I think Magic will bring the Lakers spirit and pride to these young players and eill motivate them. There might be a light at the end of the tunnel. It will happen again!

Let’s hope he doesn’t make a big foolish mistake in the next few days, like Valade did!! He’s is so inexperienced with NBA trade rules and CBA talks, so let’s hope he makes the right decision by this Thursday!! Than he needs to hire a really good GM.

How to Correctly Dribble a Ball

Written by: Sports Spot

The main objective in basketball is the successfully put the ball in the hoop. However, the ball must first be taken to the other side before the player can even think of shooting. As per basketball rules, the ball can be taken to the other side of the court either by dribbling or through a pass. The tips below relate to carrying out a proper dribbling.

 photo Dribble_Ball_zpswbdymbhj.pngWhat to avoid

Since an improper dribbling can have adverse effects on a game, it is important that the player knows what to avoid doing when dribbling. The player is not allowed to take a maximum of three steps with the ball in his/her hands without bouncing it. Moreover, only one hand needs to be used while dribbling. Touching the ball with two hands constitutes of a mistake. Scooping the ball in a the palm is also considered an error.


The basic sequence to follow while dribbling a ball would be to bounce, step and step. This implies that the player would need to bounce the ball and then take two steps maximum and bounce the ball another time. This technique is not easy to master at first but once the player works on this sequence, it would become easy to dribble.


Passing the ball between the legs is used by the player to keep the ball out of the defender’s reach. The legs should be spread one in front of the other in a wide stance in order to pass the ball comfortably. The ball can then be bounced from one side, through the legs and caught on the other side with one hand.

Why You Should Play Basketball

Baseball may be America’s favorite past time, but basketball is not far behind in popularity in the United States.  In fact, basketball is incredibly popular all over the world.  Nearly every country in Asia and Europe hits the court.

There are many reasons why you should play more of this awesome sport.  First of all, whether you’re sporting basketball team uniforms or simply playing with friends at the park, it’s a great way to exercise.  It’s not just boring movement, like mindlessly walking on the treadmill is.  Basketball is exciting and very fun!

Playing basketball gives you tremendous energy.  It is also incredibly stimulating for the mind.  The rules to the game are very simple and easy to understand.  It’s not a difficult game to master.  However, it is an incredibly active game and it can also get pretty competitive!

Another great reason to shoot some hoops is that the apparel involved has had a real make-over.  Basketball uniforms have changed significantly over the years.  Long gone are the days of shorts that sit well above the knee or don’t fit correctly.  There are many great styles of uniforms out there and customization options these days.

As if there weren’t enough reasons to play this great sport, basketball is also an inexpensive sport to play.  Basketball only requires a ball, a hoop, and maybe a small court or driveway.  There is one essential though, whether you’re playing for a professional team or in your back yard.  It’s an absolute must to wear supportive shoes that will help prevent you from getting injured.