Posts Tagged ‘basketball’

Want to Become a Pro Basketball Player? Live Like One.

Friday, October 26th, 2018

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Millions of hopeful athletes fantasize about the prospect of becoming a professional basketball player. However, NBA recruiters aren’t known for seeking out the best dreamers; they look for the most athletically prepared players.

If you want to maximize your chances of becoming a basketball pro, start living like one. This means having a relentless dedication to changing your diet, improving your body, and tracking your athletic progress. Let’s dive into the best practices for those looking to go pro:

Eat a Diet Fit for Michael Jordan

If one person is qualified to speak about the best diet for peak performance on the court, it’s Tim Grover — the personal trainer of NBA legends like Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, and His Airness himself, Michael Jordan. Over the course of his career, Grover has learned what the ideal diet choices for his clients are. He offers some helpful advice for those who want to get into the game:


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Nutrition Guidelines for Basketball Players-The Only Guide You Need

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Basketball Nutrition GuideIf you are an athlete like most others, you never feel like you’ve maximized your potential, no matter your skill level. That is basically true for all athletes in all sports, including basketball. More practice means more skill, which in turn means better performance.

Probably you work hard practicing indoors and outdoors, shooting hoops at all angles and distances. With your basketball in-hand you probably travel great distances to play and practice with other skilled athletes who can help you improve your own skills.  You’ve likely improved your ball handling skills, developed your shooting and passing ability, and you’re still working hard on the court to become a better rebounder.

But did you think about maintaining a diet plan to improve your performance by enhancing training, speeding recovery and decreasing illness?

Think about it again. Food and diet have huge impact on your body. Balanced diet is what you need to influence your health and athletic performance – including stamina and endurance. (more…)

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What is Your Sports IQ?

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Sports continue to be exciting in New England these days. I’ll be the first to admit that I rarely watch a full game of anything except football, the Red Sox occasionally, and playoff/championship games. Still, I frequently watch Sports Center on ESPN late night when I’m working on the Internet, and I often read on my lunch break. I try to keep my sports IQ up to par.

How’s your sports IQ these days?

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The Red Sox occasionally go on a roll and are nearly above .500, which is not great, but makes for an exciting season. The starters have not pitched up to expectations and the lineup has not heated up yet either. Good things will come in the month of May if Crawford can start hitting, and Matsuzaka, Lackey, and Buckholtz can start pitching.

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Discuss the Season in the NBA and Get a Free NBA Jersey

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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If you want to bypass all my ranting and raving about the NBA championships and skip directly to the free NBA jersey offer, click the image below, otherwise read on and forever hold your peace.

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NBA Basketball 2010-2011

I’ll be the first one to admit that I am not the biggest basketball fan in the world. I can’t play basketball. I tried once when I was 10 or 11, and in high school people came up to me and asked if I was that chubby kid that tried to play basketball in the rec league back in fifth grade. Funny thing is, I got the most improved player award at the end of the year. Lebron James, eat your heart out.

In any case, I don’t watch much basketball, except for the occasional Boston Celtics game. Those guys have played a damned good ball game for the last 3 years now, dating back to that sick 07-08 season when they crushed everyone. Anyone remember that 131-92 win against the Lakers in game 7 of the 07-08 finals? That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Who Will Win the 2010-2011 NBA Championship?

The Celtics are on pace to come out on top again this season, but there are some other contenders too.

  • The San Antonio Spurs are killing everyone.
  • Koby Bryant and the LA Lakers are always at the top of the standings.
  • Lebron, Wade, and Bosh have come together as the Miami Heat’s Big Three. (Although they can’t beat Boston.)
  • The Chicago Bulls are making a comeback.
  • In Dallas, the Mavericks are putting on a good show, but they operate in the shadow of the Spurs.

I would like to know who you think will make it to the playoffs and win the championship this year. Vote now and leave me a message in the comments to support or defend your decision.


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Lakers Beat Celtics in NBA Finals, It’s Just Not Right

Friday, June 18th, 2010
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When you are up by 13 points in the third quarter, shouldn’t you be able to close out the game? What a bummer. Try again next year guys. Hopefully most of the team will stay together.

Lakers beat Celtics in NBA Finals 83-79 Game 7 is over, the defending champions have prevailed. Boooo…

I guess Project Swole readers knew the truth all along, judging by this poll:


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