China Ball

17 05 2011

Props to Deco Turf – these guys built 40 courts, side-by-side, in Foshan, Guangdong (southern China).

In 2011, the Chinese government estimates that 300 million people play basketball in China.

89% of Chinese people ages 15 to 54 are more aware of the NBA the any other sporting body.

During the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, the player who received the most votes was Yao Ming, the hero of Chinese basketball and the first Chinese-born athlete to play fruitfully in the NBA.

Nike sponsored the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), China’s first professional basketball league, upon its founding in 1995, paying $2.5 million to outfit all eight teams over the first four years of the competition.

Duke Men’s Basketball will travel and play in China in August 2011.


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“Too Many Urkels on your Team, Thats Why Your Wins Low!!”

13 10 2010





A Basketball Revolution: Hoops India

9 12 2009

Take a look at this high quality video production put together by Hoops India. Seems like the youth in India are starting to fight for some respect in basketball! We love it, We need it! Go Hoops India!!

 





#25 President Barack Hussein ‘O’Bomber’ Obama

30 04 2009

Politics as Usual

Kennedy sailed.

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Obama hoops.

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We’re taking out the bowling alley in the White House and we’re putting in a basketball court

Sports are more than just games, they are vehicles that help integrate people of varying backgrounds, races, and income-classes. Playgrounds, as much as classrooms, are birth places for skills like leadership, teamwork, and networking.

The most evident example of how a sport has helped to successfully build one’s character, and personal and business relationships, is to look at the importance of basketball to the character and career of President Obama.

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Links to stories, jerseys, and pictures after the jump
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Hoops India 2009

4 01 2009

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The Hoops India project was formed to increase the awareness, participation, and commitment to amateur and professional basketball India. 

Less than 1% of people in India play ball today – so there is a huge untapped market.   

Just imagine an Indian playing in the NBA… guzzling Masala Gatorade… nicknamed ‘Air India‘!  That’s one of the goals of the project!

Here is a potential candidate…

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Brandon Jennings – From Compton to Rome

21 11 2008

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The Man: Brandon Jennings.  6’2″ point guard from Los Angeles, CA.  Left handed.  Cousin of NBA point guard Marcus Williams.

Averaged 35.5 points, 7.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game in his senior year of high school.   Earned high school basketball’s most prestigious award including the 2008 Naismith High School Basketball Player of the Year.

Jennings is the first player to play for a European team rather than play for a college team since the NBA’s age restriction was implemented.

The Contract: Jennings has a three-year contract for a guaranteed $1 million from Virtus Roma, but he has an option to enter the NBA draft after Year 1 and 2 of the deal.  Jennings’ also signed a four-year contract with Under Armour that will pay him comparably to the top three picks in the 2008 NBA draft.

Their dedication to Jennings’ marketing is exemplified here

But, as Jennings says, ‘The focus in Italy is on winning.  If you don’t win, you might not get paid’

Click the jump for more info and a jaw-dropping highlight video of Jennings.

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NBA Tested. Brotherhood Ready.

19 11 2008

Adidas is a global leader and innovator.  They’re opening stores across the world, helping to spread sports not only through sales, but through inspiration!  They are helping bring all stars to various parts of the world – like bringing KG to India – and now this campaign for ’09.  We need it!

See below for more details on “NBA Tested. Brotherhood Ready.”

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