UPDATE: The project has been moved to worldbasketballproject.tumblr.com.
Hosting STF on Tumblr has been great. I get to see who is reading the site in much more detail, because I always follow back, and like to visit your sites and see your posts (basketball-related or not) in my timeline.
One thing I’ve been overjoyed about is the number of overseas basketball nuts I’ve connected with via this site. I read a book written by James Naismith a few months ago in which he marveled at how quickly and thoroughly his invention spread to the far corners of the globe. I’m equally fascinated, and I want to hear from as many of you as I can about basketball in your nation, how you came to love it, what it means to you… all of it, any of it. That goes for Americans, too.
Here’s an article I wrote about a Senegalese player from my local university, which kind of kick-started my interest in telling these stories: Sky’s the Limit
And another about British-born Ogo Adegboye and his Olympic dreams: College basketball’s Iron Man
Do it however you like. Write about it. Make a video. Draw, sing, whatever. Post it on your own blog and let me know so I can re-post and archive. You control the narrative. I just want to be the conduit and curator for a World Basketball Project that will show what this fantastic game means to us as individuals, and as the human race.
Big plans, but that’s how I roll. Drop me a line in the Ask and let’s talk hoops.