Category: Blog

  • Why Do Basketball Players Wear Arm Sleeves?

    Why Do Basketball Players Wear Arm Sleeves?

    Ever since Allen Iverson donned his arm sleeve at the turn of the millennium, there’s been an increasing number of players wearing arm sleeves during NBA games. By arm sleeves, we mean those nylon or spandex ‘tights’ for your arm that extend from the bicep all the way down to the wrist. Now, Iverson initially […]

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  • We’ve Investigated How Much NBA Mascots Make

    We’ve Investigated How Much NBA Mascots Make

    Over the last couple of decades, mascots have become an integral part of the entertainment aspect within professional sports leagues. Whether it be greeting basketball fans and dancing to entertain the live crowd during timeouts, or even performing dangerous stunts and funny pranks to make people at home laugh, the job of an NBA mascot […]

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  • The Greatest EuroLeague Coaches In Modern History

    The Greatest EuroLeague Coaches In Modern History

    Nowhere in European basketball will you find greater star players and brighter coaching minds than in the EuroLeague, the continent’s premier competition. The coaching giants of the EuroLeague are known around the basketball world for their schemes, sets, and, in some cases, their extremely direct and strict style of leadership. The standing of the coach […]

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  • What Is A Flagrant Foul In Basketball?

    What Is A Flagrant Foul In Basketball?

    There are about 48 average foul calls per game in the NBA, that’s around one foul per game. These include the common personal fouls, the less common technical fouls, and fouls that are called only once in a while – flagrant fouls. Flagrants bring more controversy than others and often cause fuss and commotion when […]

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  • What Is A Technical Foul In Basketball?

    What Is A Technical Foul In Basketball?

    Wherever there’s competition, there’s always going to be heat; and where there’s heat, there’s bound to be disagreements, or worse, fights. If only there was some way to give out warnings and penalties to players or even coaches whenever they cross the line… Well, good thing there is – not the common personal fouls where […]

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  • Who Holds The Highest Vertical Jump World Record?

    Who Holds The Highest Vertical Jump World Record?

    There’s a lot of confusion about what the highest possible vertical jump is. In this article we’ll take a look at the stats used by the NBA and NFL, as well as the platform jump in which people are recording over 60 inches.

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  • Are basketball shoes good for running? Nope.

    Are basketball shoes good for running? Nope.

    The game of basketball naturally requires players to run up and down the court. Because of this, many people assume that wearing basketball shoes for running isn’t any different than wearing running shoes. However, this is a wrong assumption. There are many differences between basketball shoes and running shoes, and of course, there are even […]

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  • Why Do NBA Players Wear Masks?

    Why Do NBA Players Wear Masks?

    Every NBA player today is forced to wear a mask while they’re not on the court due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols. However, some players have been forced to wear a different type of mask in-game since decades earlier. While they certainly make a player stand out and appear menacing at times, that’s not […]

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  • What Is A Loose Ball Foul In Basketball?

    What Is A Loose Ball Foul In Basketball?

    You’ve been running up and down the court for a few possessions; the game has started to get physical and a little chippy. You’re tired, but as you make your way back on defense, a teammate manages to swipe the ball from your opponent; the ball is loose! With your eyes set on the loose […]

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  • Ask HOOPSBEAST: How Tall Do You Have To Be To Dunk?

    Ask HOOPSBEAST: How Tall Do You Have To Be To Dunk?

    In this week’s user submitted question, we’ll be answering the question: How tall do you have to be to dunk a basketball on a 10 foot rim? A lot of basketball players dream of being able to dunk, but are under the false impression that dunking is a skill limited to only the tallest of […]

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