Hey everyone, I’m Max and I’m the main guy behind HOOPSBEAST. Here’s a little self-introduction.

I’ve been in love with Basketball for a LONG time. In high school my life consisted of two things: basketball and video games. I’m all grown up now but my obsession with basketball hasn’t changed.

I’ve been an avid 76ers fan for as long as I can remember and have always been keen to play ball too. I wouldn’t consider myself a great player, but when it comes to basketball insight, I reckon I’ve got some share-worthy things to say.

In 2015 I took on the challenge of teaching myself to dunk. Lacking both height and athleticism, It wasn’t going to be an easy task by any stretch of imagination. As a way to motivate myself, I created the website verticaljumpdevelopment.com that would document my progress as well as share the things I learned about jumping higher.

I finally managed to dunk after 3 months of hard work and my passion for basketball was greater than ever. At the same time, verticaljumpdevelopment.com was  increasing in popularity and I began to invest more and more of my spare time into growing the website.

As crazy as I was about jumping higher a few years back, I realized what I really wanted to talk about was everything concerning basketball. So going into 2019, I decided that my blog wouldn’t just be about vertical jump development, but rather anything that basketball players love to talk about – be it the NBA, basketball gear and basketball training.

I figured a basketball blog would be a bigger undertaking than the Vertical Jump Development website. Luckily, over the years running Vertical Jump Development, I connected with some great basketball coaches and journalists who are willing to lend a helping hand. I hope you’ll enjoy the website and check in every now and then!

And that’s the story behind HOOPSBEAST. Thanks for reading!