Reviews and ratings of the best basketball books, games, accessories and videos available.
LeBron James by wearing the shoes he PERSONALLY designed ! The new and
updated shoes from Cleveland's cavalier have hit the market with some hype..
According to Molten,
their new G ball is a radical invention because it features 12 panels,
rather than the standard eight, and "is packed with ground breaking technology
to enhance player performance."
ESPN NBA Basketball is the continuation of the NBA 2K series of basketball
games and it keeps up the tradition of fantastic graphics and excellent
simulation-style gameplay. Is it an ideal sticking filler?.. MORE
LeBron James by wearing his Kicks! OK, maybe that ain't going to happen
but the latest and greatest shoes from Cleveland's cavalier have hit the
market with some hype.
1977. An oncourt fight breaks out between the Houston Rockets and the LA
Lakers. Rudy Tomjanovich races to break it up and is met by Kermit Washington's
fist, delivering one of the worst punches ever seen in a sport not governed
by the Queensberry Rules. Two men's lives were irrevocably altered .. MORE
pebble surface. A scuff resistant outer. Nylon wound, butyl bladder. The
new orange and white ball from Molten has all the signs of being the perfect
basketball for both indoor and outdoor use. Is it any good? .. MORE
We've put the
best shoes of 2003 through their paces - on and off the floor - giving
you a peek and what's hot, what's not and what you should be wearing to
give you maximum hops this year.
Be like Allen and
find The Answer to your game! It's sleek, it's black but is it any good?
Simple lines, luscious
curves - great in a woman but how does this simply designed shoe stake
up? .. MORE
Be Tracy McGrady!
Float like a butterfly and conjure like a Magician. But is T-Mac 2 as good
as Number One himself? .. MORE
Be Vince - or if
that doesn't take your fancy, be somebody else. Is the VC enough to make
you fly like the Carter of old? .. MORE
the past three decades, Nike have not just made clothing. They've sold
an image. Created stars. And it wasn't all about the shoes. It was about
a clever company who pressed the right buttons and leapt from nowhere into
the very heart of sporting culture .. MORE
Granddaddy of all basketball games is back for its latest season with all
the updates and new tricks required to keep it in check with the latest
and greatest arrivals in the NBA. Is it still top of the pile? .. MORE
This is the story of how Jack Molinas almost destroyed the game of basketball.
More tellingly, it's
a cautionary tale of how greed, corruption and above all the abuse of talent
brought the world of crime into the court under the willing guidance of
a great player turned bad. .. MORE
Loose Balls: Easy Money, Hard Fouls, Cheap Laughs & True Love in the NBA. Welcome to the world of Jayson Williams.
One of the best centres
in the league before injuries forced him out, Williams was the boy from
the hood who made it big but never quite left his old life behind. .. MORE
of the widely-respected 'Skills of the Game' series, Basketball
is written by England international coach Laszlo Nemeth and aims to stress
the fundamentals of the game while offering practical tips and advice to
improving one's game. Does it hit the mark or bounce dismally off the rim?
Be Vince Carter!
The Toronto Raptors dunk-master has put his name - and his game - onto
his very own shoe. It's light. It's sleek. It's funky. But will it give
you more game? .. MORE
Pick up a book on
basketball in your average library and you'd be forgiven for wondering
if this was a game played by Americans, by Americans, for Americans. Trotting
around the globe with his eye trained on courts of many shapes and colours,
respected Sports Illustrated diarist Alexander Wolff sets out to find out
what happened to the game invented by Dr. James Naismith in Springfield
once it boarded the steamer ships and headed off for far flung pastures
You have the gear,
the skills and the game. But without a round ball, you ain't showin' nuthin'.
We took the three leading basketballs on the market from Nike, Spalding
and Baden and tested them out on the court and on the playground to see
which felt best and lasted longest. Here are our findings ..MORE
every life there are moments which remain ingrained the memory, seconds
in time which stand out among the normal, achievements which last for the
shortest interlude but which live on in perpetuity to be recalled and discussed
in awed tones...
In the United States,
the NBA needs television as much as the league needs the small screen.
The two are partners in crime, co-dependent, mutually supportive and linked
in chase for popularity and the bottom line dollar ...
Three centimetres thick, 570 pages wide and bursting with colour photos, The Complete Encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference book on basketball, from its origins to the present day.
There are several
sections dealing with different aspects of the game. The NBA teams and
mythologised from afar, at its highest levels, American college basketball
commands huge support, media coverage and resources from the universities
involved. Its Final Four is bigger than anything the NBA can offer, second
only in its standing to the Super Bowl itself. But not every college teams
commands such attention.. MORE
entire NBA in one thick volume. The facts, figures and the wide variety
stories behind the game. A look at how basketball's biggest league grew
from a cold night in Toronto into a world-wide enterprise plus the people
who made it, and its fans, tick ... MORE
call Phil Jackson "The Zen Master' but do we understand why? In a journey
which takes us from his time with the Knicks to success at the helm of
the Chicago Bulls, Jackson lets us inside his mind to see how his personal
creed became the philosophy of a winning team ... MORE
latest NBA simulation from those funky people at EA Sports. You can go
one-on-one with Michael Jordan or be John Amaechi. The choice is entirely
yours. So dump your boots, hitch up your keypad and play ball ... MORE
He may have been the biggest sporting star on the planet over the past decade and a half, but how well do we know Michael Jordan? Charismatic, competitive and with a profound gift which transcended basketball, Jordan was a phenomenon without precedent. Yet few got close to finding out about the man behind the marketing myth. Sportswriter David Halberstam gets nearer than most ... MORE