Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

“Jabari Parker deserves better than another terrible knee injury – – With his latest ACL tear, Parker, on the verge of an All-Star career, has to do the impossible twice”

February 13, 2017

http://www.sbnation.com/2017/2/10/14574036/jabari-parker-injury-knee-milwaukee-bucks-nba

Really sad to see this.

He showed great strength coming back from his earlier injury, and hopefully he’ll be able to persevere again . . .

“[James Harden] is ordinary by many physical metrics. But his deceleration is superhuman—and that explains how he dominates the NBA”

February 11, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/james-hardens-secret-talent-is-slowing-down-1486667420

Harden himself did not know this until he was tested at the Peak Performance Project.

Excerpt:

They were surprised when they saw those numbers. Harden’s “eccentric force”—which sounds like it should be the name of his next Adidas sneaker but is actually the force he generates when he stops his downward momentum—ranked in the 98th percentile. And his “rate of eccentric-force development” was in the 99th percentile.

“I didn’t know before I was tested, but I can feel the difference,” Harden said. “I know what I’m great at and what I’m not great at—and I use it to my advantage.”

“Basketball Player Yells at Opponent, then what he Does Makes the Crowd ERUPT”

January 16, 2017

http://damnbored.tv/basketball-player-yells-opponent-crowd-erupt/

Great example of kindness shown by a high school basketball player.

“Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies at 83”

December 28, 2015

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2015/12/28/harlem-globetrotters-star-meadowlark-lemon-dies-at-83.html?intcmp=hpbt4

I thoroughly enjoyed watching him play.

“Kobe Bryant Tears Up While Reflecting On All The Mistakes Teammates Made During His Career”

December 16, 2015

A heartwarming article . . .