Over the last few decades, the sport of mixed martial arts has become one of the most beloved sports in the world. From its origins as being a seldom-covered niche sport, to its current status as one of the premier combat sports in the world, MMA is showing no signs of slowing down. Continue reading “The World’s Most Decorated MMA Fighters”
The All-Star festivities have come and gone. We got to witness the thrills of the 3-point and slam dunk contests, as well as the exciting new format of the All-Star Game (they were really trying for a little bit there!). But now it’s time to get down to business. The early-season lull has passed. It’s time for the playoff push. Continue reading “Playoff Push: Who’s In and Who’s Out”
There are few sports as demanding on the body as mixed martial arts (MMA). This is a sport in which there are almost innumerable ways to lose a fight, as there are practically no limits to what an opponent can do to come out victorious. Continue reading “Best Core Workouts for MMA Fighters”
Over the years, sports apparel has progressed at an incredibly rapid rate. This is due in large part to the athletes themselves, who have gradually become bigger, faster and stronger. Baseball players don’t walk up to the plate without a helmet anymore. Football players can’t wear leather on their heads. Basketball players do not play in their Chuck Taylor’s. Instead, pieces of sports equipment have evolved to match the ever-advancing skill of the players they are designed to help. Continue reading “How Mouth Guard Technology Has Evolved Through the Ages”
Whether you’re playing an exhibition game with little significance or you’re playing game 7 of the championship finals, you still have to sink your free throws! They don’t call it the “charity stripe” for nothing. Those are practically free points! Take advantage of them. Continue reading “Tips on Nailing Your Free Throw Form”
Professional basketball is a booming sport in the United States. Commissioner Adam Silver, has made it a point to keep his finger on the pulse of his many audiences, as he tries to maneuver through a trying political and cultural climate. And yet, regardless of what goes on around the game of basketball, the league has managed to not only avoid any major scandals but also enact a degree of change themselves. Continue reading “Top Philanthropic Programs Supported by Pro Basketball Players”
Following a Golden State Warriors championship this summer, a large number of teams felt compelled to revamp their rosters in the offseason.
In perhaps the most eventful offseason in recent years, noteworthy players saw their allegiances shift throughout the league and the fortunes of their new squads will shift accordingly in the coming season. Continue reading “The Ultimate Professional Basketball Rankings for the 2017-2018 Season”
In the world of modern professional sports, a confluence of forces—including player injuries, financial limitations, and team strategy—can compel teams to enter the trade market.
As trade deadlines approach, teams constantly re-evaluate one decision: make a push for the playoffs by acquiring already-developed talent, or ship away current players to rebuild for the future. Continue reading “Most Unexpected Trades in American Professional Sports History”
Professional basketball is home to some of the most intense rivalries around. With rivalries, a game is so much more than a game, and there is more at stake than just another win or loss. And while championships are exciting because a title is the end result, a rivalry is exciting because it is personal. Fans don’t just root for their team, they’re rooting against the opposing team and the city the team represents. The implications stretch beyond the court and the players. Rivalries are rooted deeper than athletic competition—they’re lines drawn in the sand motivated as much by the competition as they are by honor. The following is a list of the top basketball rivalries of today. These rivalries may not span decades, but their lack of history hasn’t kept them from establishing a fiercely competitive relationship. Every rivalry is different, but they’re all united by one common theme: truly exciting basketball. Continue reading “Most Notable Rivalries in Professional Basketball”