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How to Shoot a Free Throw

An entire basketball game can sometimes come down to a single free throw. To be a reliable, high-percentage free-throw shooter and be confident steppi...

Basketball Fundamentals: Using an Off-Ball Screen

When executed the right way, an off-ball screen can create enough space for an offensive player to get an open shot or layup, making it a very effecti...

Basic Defensive Plays for Youth Basketball Coaches

At any level of basketball, there are generally three types of defenses that can be played over the course of a game. In a half-court setting, your te...

Breaking Down Carmelo Anthony's Summer Workouts and the Birth of 'Hoodie Melo'

Carmelo Anthony has looked like a human cheat code while he's been in the gym this summer. So much so that "Hoodie Melo" has taken on a life of its ow...

Luka Doncic: What's All the Hype About?

Luka Doncic, "The best European NBA prospect of the 21st Century," has drawn comparisons to Gordon Hayward due to his size and overall play style and...

The Best Two-Ball Dribbling Drills

Dribbling with two basketballs at a time is a useful way to improve your handle and expose potential weaknesses in your off-hand. Two-ball dribbling d...

The Unorthodox Training Methods Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant Use to Improve Their Shooting

As basketball players Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant have quite a bit in common. To start, they both stand 7 feet tall (although KD is listed at 6'9),...

How to Finish at the Rim Like Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving is a wizard around the basket. Call it whatever you want but the English, the spin he puts on the ball, his jelly, his layup package, his...

3 Reasons Why Athletes Should Limit Cardio Workouts

It's a cliché scene in nearly every sports movie you have seen since you were a kid. The tough underdog jogs into the night sporting an unimpressive...

Everything We've Seen From the NBA's New Nike Uniforms (So Far)

Ever since it was announced that Nike would be taking over for adidas as the NBA's official provider of jerseys and apparel, fans have been itching to...

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