1. nbacooldudes:

Hakeem Olajuwon — Houston Rockets

    nbacooldudes:

    Hakeem Olajuwon — Houston Rockets

  2. stevenlebron:

One Man’s Quest To Play Michael Jordan


I published a piece at Grantland! And more importantly, it was a story that I’m very proud of and happy to tell. On the left in the picture above is Ken Eller. Since 2009, he’s been on a quest to play Michael Jordan one-on-one. The two of them — as you can tell because the above photo exists — have met several times, but no one-on-one game has been officially set. 
But during his quest to convince Jordan to play him, other doors have opened up and Eller has discovered many other rewarding experiences along the way.
You can read the entire piece here. An excerpt is below. 

Nine months after he came up with his goal of playing Jordan, Eller started mevsMJ.com. He was now in his early thirties, married, and working full time in financial services.
Eller thought this would be simple. He would get in shape, then incorporate basketball training into his life, and it would all culminate with a one-on-one game against Jordan. He expected it to take about a year, and was excited to document it on his website. Eller had no kids, so he had extra time to prepare.
By 2010, Eller was participating in half-marathons and working out regularly at Orlando Hoops, a basketball training facility in Florida. Now that his adventure was under way, Eller needed to address the most important part of his goal: finding Mike.
Eller already knew how he would make it happen. He had been saving up money to attend the Michael Jordan Senior Flight School, an annual three-day event that Jordan organized. Registration, which cost $15,000, was limited to 60 to 70 people. For that price, attendees got to be on the same court as Jordan. The Bulls legend often brought in former players, speakers, and coaches. Guests had included Charles Barkley, John Thompson, Mike Fratello, Gene Keady, and Mike Krzyzewski. Camp attendees received Jordan apparel, ran basketball drills, and, because the camp was often held in Las Vegas, there were extracurricular activities such as poker tournaments.

    stevenlebron:

    One Man’s Quest To Play Michael Jordan

    I published a piece at Grantland! And more importantly, it was a story that I’m very proud of and happy to tell. On the left in the picture above is Ken Eller. Since 2009, he’s been on a quest to play Michael Jordan one-on-one. The two of them — as you can tell because the above photo exists — have met several times, but no one-on-one game has been officially set. 

    But during his quest to convince Jordan to play him, other doors have opened up and Eller has discovered many other rewarding experiences along the way.

    You can read the entire piece here. An excerpt is below. 

    Nine months after he came up with his goal of playing Jordan, Eller started mevsMJ.com. He was now in his early thirties, married, and working full time in financial services.

    Eller thought this would be simple. He would get in shape, then incorporate basketball training into his life, and it would all culminate with a one-on-one game against Jordan. He expected it to take about a year, and was excited to document it on his website. Eller had no kids, so he had extra time to prepare.

    By 2010, Eller was participating in half-marathons and working out regularly at Orlando Hoops, a basketball training facility in Florida. Now that his adventure was under way, Eller needed to address the most important part of his goal: finding Mike.

    Eller already knew how he would make it happen. He had been saving up money to attend the Michael Jordan Senior Flight School, an annual three-day event that Jordan organized. Registration, which cost $15,000, was limited to 60 to 70 people. For that price, attendees got to be on the same court as Jordan. The Bulls legend often brought in former players, speakers, and coaches. Guests had included Charles Barkley, John Thompson, Mike Fratello, Gene Keady, and Mike Krzyzewski. Camp attendees received Jordan apparel, ran basketball drills, and, because the camp was often held in Las Vegas, there were extracurricular activities such as poker tournaments.

  3. HI-PAL Summer basketball league plays host to over 200 kids

    hawaii247:

    HI-PAL Summer basketball league plays host to over 200 kids

    MEDIA RELEASE

    The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League in West Hawaiʻi held its annual Summer Basketball League at the Kekuaokalani gymnasium in Kailua-Kona during the month of July.

    The league included teams from Honokaʻa to Kaʻū with more than 200 youths participating from ages 5-14 in goodwill competitions. The 5-10 year olds played on Tuesdays and the 11-14 year olds played on Thursdays.

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  4. balldontlie:

The most vicious acts of posterization carry a fundamental indecency. They endure not just because of great feats of athleticism, but because there is a sense that the dunker has sized up the dunkee and essentially robbed him of his pride and good name. I don’t want to claim that Baron’s dunk [on Andrei Kirilenko] is especially more indecent than all others … but it must rank fairly high on the list.
— Eric Freeman, from Thursday’s entry in our “Dunk History” series.

    balldontlie:

    The most vicious acts of posterization carry a fundamental indecency. They endure not just because of great feats of athleticism, but because there is a sense that the dunker has sized up the dunkee and essentially robbed him of his pride and good name. I don’t want to claim that Baron’s dunk [on Andrei Kirilenko] is especially more indecent than all others … but it must rank fairly high on the list.

    — Eric Freeman, from Thursday’s entry in our “Dunk History” series.

  5. tehnumadon:

Octofart

    tehnumadon:

    Octofart

  6. stev1346:

Speechless #basketball #ballislife #beastmode #Calgary #grad2014 #grad #lifetouch #red #sports #yyc #levitate #floating

    stev1346:

    Speechless #basketball #ballislife #beastmode #Calgary #grad2014 #grad #lifetouch #red #sports #yyc #levitate #floating

  7. "@ProHoopsHistory: HOFers Wilt Chamberlain and Walt Bellamy, the first players to shoot 50% for a season http://t.co/DjrA5ND0CB”

    "@ProHoopsHistory: HOFers Wilt Chamberlain and Walt Bellamy, the first players to shoot 50% for a season http://t.co/DjrA5ND0CB

  8. hybridstance:

Faried Willy from the NBA

    hybridstance:

    Faried Willy from the NBA

  9. Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’

    (Source: Washington Post)