All posts by Ivan Yau

Ivan is a basketball fanatic and has been playing fantasy sports since 2002. Ivan is also a part-time poker player, writer, and iGaming consultant. Check out www.oddsandpots.com or follow on Twitter @crazyivan24.

Improving Basketball Skills: How to Palm A Basketball

Palming a basketball is an often understated skill in basketball. It's not a requirement to play, and it's not a deal-breaker, to begin with. With that being said, knowing how to palm a basketball can give you so many advantages. It helps you in ballhandling, shooting, dunking, and even on defense. Let's examine more closely how to palm a basketball. Steps on How to Palm a Basketball First, let's define what "palming" is in basketball. In this article, "palming" is holding or gripping the ball Read More

10 Active Players Who Have The Most Rings In NBA

Who has the most rings in the NBA? What do Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Tom Heinsohn, Robert Horry, and Steve Kerr have in common? Well, those guys have the most rings in NBA history. Well, if you’re a student of the game, you may have known quite a bit of them. If you’re new to basketball, you may not have the slightest idea who they were. You probably don’t care because, after all, they are all retired. So why don’t we get our recent history right and rank the 10 active players who Read More

Best Poolside Basketball Hoops

Summertime is fast approaching and one thing to do at that time of the year is frolic in the pool. If you do like basketball, why not frolic in the pool and play hoops at the same time? Genius, right? Well, you can actually do more than that! Try searching for the best poolside basketball hoops and compare them all side-by-side. At the end of this review, we hope that we did help you decide on which poolside basketball hoop you should go for. Runners-Up for the Best Poolside Basketball Hoops Poolmaster Read More

The Top 5 Tallest NBA Players Ever

Being tall is clearly an asset when playing basketball, especially in the NBA. However, being of a great height doesn't mean you are bound to be a good player. Will the height of the players determine who will win the 2020/21 NBA season? The odds are already available, and the bookies think the LA Lakers at 3/1 will retain their title – and there are no especially tall players in their roster. You might decide to take a punt at those odds, but it's important to do some research first to discover Read More

November Marks 15-Year Anniversary Since Andrew Bogut Came Into The League

It feels so bare that there is no basketball being played right now.  Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 NBA season was pushed back to December. Due to the shutdown, the season didn’t conclude until last October. With that said, it feels like an eternity without basketball even though we just witnessed the Los Angeles Lakers capture the title.  When thinking back in time, it also feels like an eternity ago that former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Bogut made his NBA debut. That’s right. November Read More

Top 10 Oldest NBA Players Ever

Basketball is generally a young man's game but the presence of veterans is highly valuable inside the locker room. The average age of an NBA players is 26.18 years old. Many NBA teams have veteran players in their roster to help their youth. That's why dozens of veterans such as Udonis Haslem or Vince Carter were paid millions to be the guiding voice for the youngsters. Speaking of Vince Carter, he retired as one of the oldest NBA player at almost 43 years old, playing a record 22 seasons. Read More

Best Indoor Basketball Hoops

Over the past few years, basketball has gained immense popularity. After experiencing how thrilling the sports is, more and more people have started playing it. While the increase in the number of players is a great thing, it has a downside as well. It can be hard to find a basketball court where you can play a pickup basketball game with your friends. Most of the time, people are already playing on courts, and by the time it's your turn, it is too late. After realizing this dilemma of people, Read More

Best Nike Basketball Shoes

Nike is one of the most popular names when it comes to basketball shoes. Their shoes are known for the optimal combination of traction, performance, durability, and comfort you can go harder and farther with. They make extremely customized shoes for powerful moves that can take your basketball game to the next level.  However, there are several basketball shoe models available in the market that range from the basic economic models to the premium basketball shoes designed by your favorite players. Read More

Best In-Ground Basketball Hoops: Buyer’s Guide

Not everyone has the resources to play basketball in a professional court. However, that doesn't mean you should let your love for the game die. You should always remember that whether you are an adult or a kid, always try your best to achieve your dreams. And if playing basketball is something you are passionate about, then buying an in-ground hoop would be the best decision you have made all year. While they have a lot of benefits, but perhaps, the most important one is that you would get to spend Read More

NBA Playoffs 2019-2020 Round 1 Predictions & Series Betting Picks

This year's NBA Playoffs 2019-2020 will be different as many of you know - there will be no home court advantage, no fans, no travel.  But the best part is each team will play every alternate day and there will be very little time for adjustments and players to recover from injuries. This NBA Playoffs 2019-2020 will be wide open compared to most year's because of "no court".  I wouldn't be surprised if an 8th seed happens to upset a 1st seed. (I'm looking at you Damian Lillard and Portland Read More