Top 10: Things to NOT do in a pickup basketball game

Posted on February 7, 2014
By: hminami

Pickup basketball is entirely different from organized basketball. The rules are completely different.  In fact... the rules will actually change depending on what gym you play in.  But at HoopConnect we believe that there are some guidelines that should be universally accepted. Pass this along if you're a pickup baller and agree. #10: No More Watches, Hats or Long Pants  Please... oh please!!!  Stop wearing those long pants when ...

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The Greatest Dunk Contest of All Time

Posted on February 6, 2014
By: hoopconnect

The dunk contest features the top athletes in the game. Vertical, power, bounce, and some swagger is required to be the best. After looking at countless dunk contest videos, we have come up with what would be the greatest dunk contest ever. These 5 participants, in their prime, would put on the greatest show in basketball history. Here is the list (with some snubs). I could defend in words these selections, but I'll let the video do the talkin...

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Greatest Amature Pick Up Game? UNC Players Ball in a Pickup Game

Posted on February 6, 2014

How would you fare against Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall, and other UNC D-1 players. Check out how well these guys did.

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2014 NBA All-Star Dunk Contest Lineup Announced

Posted on February 6, 2014

Harrison Barnes (GSW), Paul George (IND), John Wall (WSH), Terrence Ross (TOR), Damian Lillard (POR), and Ben McLemore (SAC) all have been selected to the 2014 NBA All-Star Dunk Contest. This years line up is sure to be better than past years as all are athletes of a different caliber and high profile talent in the league. The league needed household names to pull the interest of the public and did so this year.  John Wall will look to keep ...

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The Field of Battle: Picking your Teams

Posted on February 5, 2014
By: hoopconnect

GET MORE WINS:  The Field of Battle Now to talk about a topic that is on everyone’s mind that plays pick up basketball; what type of court are we playing on? I know it is the first question on my mind and I’m sure on everyone else’s.  With this new app coming out, in just a few short months we will be playing more pick up ball than ever before and it is important to know the advantages and disadvantages to the floors you will be ...

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Heat or Pacers? Breaking Down the Defense

Posted on February 5, 2014
By: hoopconnect

What makes for a great defense? Is there a system that can shut down any team? These are all fundamental questions that NBA teams try to answer. We have a great case study in the Eastern Conference this season for the first question. There are two dominant teams, the Miami Heat, and the Indiana Pacers. The Heat are the champs, they have the best player in basketball and he has two talented sidekicks.The Pacers have the best winning percentage ...

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Top 10 non-NBA Dunks: That you haven’t seen before

Posted on February 5, 2014
By: hoopconnect

OK so we've all seen a number of top 10 dunk compilations and lists. But every countdown shows the same dunks over and over again. So we put together our own top 10 in-game dunks that are not in the NBA that you probably haven't seen before. Okay... maybe you've seen some of these before... Spoiler alert... VC's dunk over Weis is not on the list. #10 Phil Pressey 5'8'' on 6'8'' Defender #9 Shaquille Johnson Poster Dunk #8 First ...

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FIBA 2014 Basketball World Cup: Drawing Results

Posted on February 4, 2014
By: hoopconnect

Spain will host the 2014 FIBA World Cup, with games across the country from Madrid to Barcelona. With the US Team looking to be dominant this year, they look to be in a fairly easy group to advance. Spain, France and Brazil look to be favorites(besides the USA Team) in the tournaments as well with Spain, Brazil and France  looking to match up early in round plays. Here are the four Preliminary Round groups, which each consist of six teams....

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2014 Adidas All-Star Full Shoe Collection

Posted on February 4, 2014
By: hoopconnect

Adidas has released the full shoe collection for the 2014 all star game. As we reported earlier, Adidas has featured the Crazy1 and Crazy 8 models, but now have added the Howard 4 model as well as the new CrazyQuick 2. Adidas continued with the NOLA theme with splatter theme and Mardi Gra colors. This is what Adidas had to say on the theme of the collection: "Inspired by New Orleans' rich culture and the atmosphere of NBA All-Star weekend, ...

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Raptors Terrence Ross POSTERIZES Kenneth Faried

Posted on February 1, 2014

Raptors Terrence Ross goes up for a major JAM against Denver's Kenneth Faried.

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