Photo of the Day: Nice around Mics like Pippen

12 03 2013

pippen in jordans - courtesy of dikembe mutumbo

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.


Chicks dig the long ball

10 08 2010

Whats the problem with PEDs?  Seriously?

Babe Ruth never faced the best pitchers from the Negro League, let alone the star pitchers from DR and around the world.  Hank Aaron, 25-time All Star, played on a field in Milwaukee that was 315 ft to Left Field and 315 ft to Right Field.

Times were different, competition was different, of course steroids, the clear, the cream, dust, juice, or dropping squares of Acid may all help increase performance, reduce anxiety, speed up recovery, but they only help great players realize their full potential.  The same way well informed training staffs, studying game film, improving workout regimes, encouraging healthier diets also help players – they dont make bad players great.   Nobody is putting Bret Boone in the Hall of Fame because of his 3 great years.   Bonds and McGwire are legends.   Period, no asterisk.

Here’s a classic Nike commercial.

props: The Stabbing Pen