Sneaker Wars and Basketball Development

Published previously as individual posts on an earlier version of my blog. Part I: Shoe Companies and their influence on basketball Nike, adidas and Reebok run the youth basketball development system in the United States, and the players and basketball suffer. “The players are better than ever,” says legendary hoops junkie Howard Garfinkel, watching from Read more about Sneaker Wars and Basketball Development[…]

George Raveling jumps on the international bandwagon

Seemingly everywhere on the Internet is a USA Today article by Greg Boeck about International players taking over the NBA. Now, forget that I first sounded the alarm in 2002 and criticized Dick Vitale in 2003; my favorite part is this quote by George Raveling: “NBA teams are realizing it’s less risky to draft internationals Read more about George Raveling jumps on the international bandwagon[…]