Category Archives: NBA Basketball Blog

What is a Triple-Double in Basketball?

If you have played fantasy basketball, you’ll know how rare a triple-double is. While scoring may be the most celebrated statistic in the sport, winning a game involves more than just putting the ball through the hoop. For example, grabbing the most rebounds means you are giving your team more chances to score. Piling up assists means you’re setting your teammates up so they can score. A basketball player should be skilled enough to perform any of these offensive statistics, but it’s easier Read More

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

7 Shortest Basketball Players In NBA History That Prove Size Does Not Always Matter

What is the average height for men in USA? The answer: 5 feet 9 inches. Astoundingly, the current average NBA height is 6 feet 7 inches; for this reason, this is why basketball is always viewed as a big man's game. But every now and then, there are players that lack ceiling that proves it's not all about height when it comes to impact on the basketball court. Here are 5 of the shortest players in NBA history. 7.) Keith Jennings The casual NBA fan probably doesn't know who Keith Jennings was, Read More

Best Basketball Shoes For Traction – Buyer’s Guide

Out of all sneaker attributes, basketball players are suckers for traction. For some, it can even be a deal-breaker. No matter how firm and bouncy the cushion is or no matter how premium the materials are, it would not make it in the regular rotation of basketball shoes if it won’t bite the floor the way it should. Who makes it in the list of the best basketball shoes for traction ? Let’s take a look. Best Basketball Shoes for Traction: Tier 3 Anta GH1 Nobody pays attention to Chinese Read More

How To Jump Higher In Basketball

The ability to jump high is an invaluable asset in basketball. When you are finishing for layups (or dunks) and grabbing rebounds, having that extra spring on your jump is definitely an advantage. That is why adding inches to your vertical jump could possibly raise your game to a different level. Fortunately, there are exercises and drills that can help you do just that. If you want to find out more about these,  please read on so you'll know how to jump higher. How to Jump Higher: Breaking Read More

Basketball 101: How To Get Better At Basketball

If you are just starting out in basketball, you may look to further improve your skills. That’s a good tradeoff since becoming good at basketball boosts your self-esteem. How would you begin that journey? Let’s take a look at some tips on how to get better at basketball. Tips on How to Become a Better Basketball Player Know where you are in your developmentAre you just starting out or do you know a little about basketball? If you are a total newbie, it would be good to study a little bit Read More

How to Play Horse in Basketball

The game of HORSE is easy and fun. The rules are straightforward, and it’s a way for kids and adults to compete without a serious handicap. You don’t even need clean courts for this game, because a backyard hoop should be enough. If you’re not too familiar with HORSE, let’s see if you could learn how to play HORSE in basketball from reading this article. Why is the Basketball Game Called Horse? No one knows why this game is called HORSE but a possible explanation is that players who invented 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