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.

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

Best Performance Basketball Shoes – Review Guide

A few questions that people often ask us include, 'Is there such a thing as best performance basketball shoes?' or 'How do I know which shoes are right for me to improve my game?'. To be honest, there is no simple answer to this question. You have to understand that the best performance basketball shoes are different for different people. For instance, some people have average feet, while others have wide feet. Some like to play basketball in one style and others, in another manner. In a way, playing Read More

Spalding NBA Street Basketball Review

One of the most crucial elements of ensuring a memorable basketball match is the basketball itself. There are a lot of factors that come into play when you are purchasing a basketball. You will need to consider these factors. For instance, does the basketball provide enough value for money you paid? Is the basketball durable? What about its grip? Can you play the basketball on different courts (outdoor or indoor)? Asking yourself all of these questions before purchasing a basketball would make it Read More

Best Grip Basketball Shoes – A Guide for Basketball Players

Have you been looking for some suitable shoes that provide the best grip and traction? You have come to the right review! We have looked around for the best footwear when it comes to basketball in terms of grip and support and received multiple queries and concerns with regards to the topic. Therefore, we decided to select the top six best basketball shoes for grip. We only chose the highest rated basketball shoes that have only 5 star reviews, and created a practical list for you. These picks will Read More