• Wilson Smart Basketball Lets You Build A Shot Chart Of Your Game

    Wilson Smart Basketball Lets You Build A Shot Chart Of Your Game

    We’ve seen efforts to build a consumer-grade basketball that tracks on-court performance before.  If you want something like this to go mainstream, though, you’ll need a big name who can produce basketballs with onboard monitoring tech at scale.  And it looks like that’s what we’re getting with the Wilson Smart Basketball. A collaboration between the sports equipment manufacturer and Finnish AI company SportIQ, the ball comes with integrated electronics that can track your location on court, as well as whether [...]

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  • 2T Power Sleeve Provides Resistance Training For Basketball Players

    2T Power Sleeve Provides Resistance Training For Basketball Players

    Sure, you probably need preternatural talent to be the next Lebron, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be the next journeyman pro-baller with your own Jeremy Lin Cinderella story.  If you’re going to step your game up, you’ll need every advantage you can get.  The 2T Power Sleeve is designed to help with that. A training tool for aspiring ballers, it’s a sleeve designed to exercise various hand muscles you’ll need to raise your game to the next level.  Using [...]

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  • NBA Legends Socks: So Ugly Yet So Beautiful

    NBA Legends Socks: So Ugly Yet So Beautiful

    A trip to your local Wal-Mart is always a good opportunity to enjoy a selection of ugly socks.  So far, though, few I’ve seen run way uglier than these NBA Legends Socks.  And, no, we’re not hating on these basketball-themed hosiery.  In fact, I’m salivating at the prospect of wearing these things with my Lebron X the next time I hit the local courts.  Man, my swag will be legendary.  Watch out ladies, I’m stealing your boyfriends. Wait, what did [...]

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  • This Basketball Comes With Sensors And Smartphone App To Help You Improve Your Game

    This Basketball Comes With Sensors And Smartphone App To Help You Improve Your Game

    We’ve seen a Nike+ sensor for basketball training before, but doesn’t it make better sense to cram sensors on a ball, too?  That’s the rationale behind the 94Fifty, a practice basketball packing its own set of performance-measuring sensors. Made by InfoMotion, the ball can measure a variety of data such as how quickly a player is releasing the ball, the amount of arc on a shot, the quality of release and backspin, and dribbling speed, among other information that should [...]

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  • Shoot Again Basketball: Nerf Hoops With Ball Return System

    Shoot Again Basketball: Nerf Hoops With Ball Return System

    Many of us grew up with one of those Nerf hoops hung over the bedroom doorway, giving us a place to practice our jumpshots while lying in our knickers in bed.  The Shoot Again Basketball makes it even more convenient, returning the ball back to you as soon as the shot goes in. Just like the  classic hoops we had in our youth, this isn’t a toy for legitimate b-ball practice.  It’s a foam basketball, after all.  Still, for pretending [...]

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  • Nike+ Basketball Tracks Your Game Performance

    Nike+ Basketball Tracks Your Game Performance

    Nike’s upcoming FuelBand should bring the benefits of Nike+ to athletes who engage in sports other than running.  If you’ve been planning to use it strictly for the basketball court, though, you may just want to pick up a Nike+ Basketball shoe, which  works together with an iOS app to track “how high, how hard and how quick” you’re doing. Each shoe gets a Nike+ Pressure Sensor built into it, collecting data about the user’s movement and sending it wirelessly [...]

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  • Practice Basketball Shots All By Yourself Without Running After The Ball

    Practice Basketball Shots All By Yourself Without Running After The Ball

    Staying an extra two hours in the gym to practice your jump shots is admirable.  What’s even more admirable?  When you can convince one of your teammates to do the rounds with you.  Chances are you can’t, so you’ll have to run after all them loose balls after you fire a shot all by yourself.  The SKLZ Shoot Around basketball return system should make shooting practice just a little easier. A hoop extension, this contraption adds an elbow-shaped chute to [...]

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  • Brobdingnagian Giant Chair Has A Built-In Basketball Shootout Game

    Brobdingnagian Giant Chair Has A Built-In Basketball Shootout Game

    Remember the Brobdingnagian Camping Chair?  Well, here’s that foldable giant seat’s athletic cousin: the Brobdingnagian Basketball Chair. Sized to fit your friendly neighborhood giant (probably, even two or more normal people), the actual seating area covers enough ground to make any reasonably tall individual look like a midget while resting their butts on it.  Laid out, it has 6.33 x 5.0 x 3.0 feet dimensions with a weight of 27.5 lbs. (yes, you’ll need Brobdingnagian strength to carry it around [...]

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  • Step Back 3 Arcade Basketball Comes With Three Point Area

    Step Back 3 Arcade Basketball Comes With Three Point Area

    Even gamers need exercise.  And, please, a run on the treadmill just doesn’t bring the challenging gameplay to keep someone who stares at virtual worlds all day interested.  The solution?  Play hoops with the Step Back 3, an arcade basketball-shooting game with an integrated three-point area. Manufactured by Sportcraft, the arcade rig uses a roll out mat with installed electronics for detecting the distance you’re shooting from. Yes, just like the same mat you used to perform fancy footwork on, [...]

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  • Crazy Basketball Shot From Moving Amusement Park Ride

    Check the video after the jump (click on the post link above) as the perfect shot is achieved after 25 tries. I know it would have been even cooler if they only had 1 shot to make it and that was it but none the less its still pretty cool.

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